this year began
without me noticing
and February doesn’t have a pause button
January doesn’t come with rewind

So I’ll have to make it up as I go along
remake it and make it matter
make it happen
make it worthwhile
and make it good

preoccupied with the outside world
it is time to turn inward
to find the world of words that had been stuck
that were hiding
that were waiting
my winter is over

Trying something new. Here is an audio recording of this poem: