Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Clear Glass of Air on New Year's Eve



Dear reader:

Please feel free to insert your own name after the line "Once again, I know my name--".

Best wishes for the new year.


A CLEAR GLASS OF AIR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

At the end of another year--alone

and blank
under a bare light bulb
at a hardwood table
...too late...too early

too slow in the head
to say my own name!--

maybe I'm dead...

No--
I'm like that clear glass of air
on the table:

emptied out
but as a result
filled with spirit--

at the end of another ending
I feel myself newly born

but only rare moments
can be so pure:
with the next breath
the adult I am again rushes in.

Once again, I know my name--

"Michael"

which means: one of many

but many can be wonderful

yes indeed--
didn't my epiphany
just prove to me
the potential within
the common individual?

In celebration
I drink that clear glass of air.



what I learned while alone: an ebook
© 2017, Michael R. Patton

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