As the waxing of the moon
the New Year was once
a time to leave the past behind
and move forward, yet to what?
It did not matter for life
lay ahead in that great unknown
of youth’s sea of possibilities.
But now I have reached an age
where it is a mark of waning
and of the entropy that precedes
the end of all one’s earthly years.
~ Ian Fletcher
Cardiff, South Wales, UK