I started this year with a poem of hope,
A wish for some yesses and nary a nope,
Not knowing how much we’d be called on to cope,
Who knew 2020 would be such a trope?

Surprise marched out early, beginning right fast
they told us to lockdown, how long could it last?
We gained a “new normal”, the die had been cast.
Can 2019 be so far in the past?

The holiday season is our time of year.
I wish for your health joy, and days full of cheer.
to you and your loved ones and all you hold dear,
In twenty-two-one, may we find our way clear.

Photo Credit: KFC for Christmas, Tokyo 2012 – Jeff Carroll