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(for V. M.)

did you
find your epiphany?

depth to
sweep you in
a magical place

quite removed
from this firework cacophony
tiny cannonade to
scare away
any doubts or
fears about
this incoming year

as if
this will be
the one
to remember
for all
the best reasons

one to start our
defining new
golden age

and so
you return to us
with an epiphany, your
rare and special
moment of meaning

news of which
(as we
stand with
our dead fireworks
in this strange
troubled weather)

know will
intrigue us

for which
we can
barely wait