Poetry

Welcoming the New Year – Lorraine Caputo

Midnight approaches
        without a
                 bell toll

Already rockets burst
      in green & white
          in a red heart
      against a sooty sky
The old men are dragged
      to the streets

& at that hour
      they are burnt
         & firework stuffing
      exploding

& we eat grapes, one
      by one
Gabriel counts his money
      over & again
Rice is thrown, scattering
      in the still air
Someone walks around a block
      suitcase in hand

To welcome in a
      better year

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