Something {She} Knew

She rings it in bright,
right happy and hopeful
and full of good cheer
and surrounded by love
and laughter. She rings
it in true,
knowing there will be
tears and heart cracks
and switchbacks and
wrong turns and wild
turns and yearnings
for things she can’t

She knows how to be
and she will (or she
hopes she will) and she
will lean into (t)his grace
graffiti she reads on
the sky.

She holds onto new
with two hungry hands,
like a small fluffball bird
she doesn’t yet know,
has not yet named. She
names it, any

Knows it will stick,
like new
snow. Knows
it will blow with
breeze. Knows trees
will tell her stories,
and she’ll sing them. Knows
the only way to ring in
something (b)old
and true and blue
and wonder-wand’ring
new is to hold it
with both hands
and her whole heart.

She starts.

Prompted by Poetic Asides

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3 Responses to Something {She} Knew

  1. Cello Jolie says:


    “tears and heart cracks
    and switchbacks”

    “She holds onto new
    with two hungry hands,
    like a small fluffball bird”

    names it, any

    “wand/ring” … So clever!

  2. erbiage says:

    This is fantastic

  3. annell4 says:

    I love that she knew something new…..a wonderful way to start a new year!

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