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POETRY

Letter to 2020

Dear 2020

 

Let's agree to part ways

 

You weren’t so good to me

No hard feelings

I know it wasn’t your fault

Not every year can be a diamond

And I know rough seas make you appreciate still seas

But let’s put it behind us

Sometimes time together is best forgotten 

 

Sometimes there’s nothing to be learnt remembering

 

And amnesia helps you move forward

 

So if I see you again

 

Don’t be upset if I walk the other way and pretend not to see you

 

I guess we had a couple of sweet moments

 

Moments which made me pause

 

Moments of tenderness that I would not otherwise have had

 

But I must admit, I’m glad you’re gone

 

Don’t take it personally

 

But you were tiring

 

Goodbye 2020, see you, hopefully never.

Written by Moozy

Papa

Lines stretching out 

Wheels turn

The rumble of bitumen 

I check the rearview mirror

 

As I reach back to hold your hand

to feel its little presence in mine

I feel an echo reverberate through me

An aching recollection of an earlier time 

 

A large hand reaching back for mine

Warmth, comfort, safety

What were you thinking?

Who were you then?

 

Now it's my turn to make mistakes 

History repeats itself, again

The changing of the guard 

 

I miss you dad 

Though you’re still here, you’re not quite here anymore

One foot in this world, the other in the next

Written by Moozy

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