The year winds down…. This poem is from EMBLEM:

DECEMBER 31st

All my undone actions wander
naked across the calendar,
a band of skinny hunter-gatherers,
blown snow scattered here and there,
stumbling toward a future
folded in the New Year I secure
with a pushpin: January’s picture
a painting from the 17th century,
a still-life: skull and mirror,
spilled coinpurse and a flower.
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