A new year has come,
but before it’s gone
I must try and record
what my world has done.
The time is short,
it simply flies by.

My body doesn’t work as it used to, I know –
seems to have announced a permanent go slow –
but I urge my brain on, not to slack:
it needs to move forward, not to turn back.
There is always something new to assess,
or just to ponder on the general mess
we have to live through today.
Keep going brain, and help me to see –
there will be a way forward for humanity.


January 2023