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Monday, December 31, 2012

For Real Toads: the cusp of the years

In our writing community, the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, we have a time warp. For some of our members, it is already 2013, while here, as I write this, it isn't yet sunset on the last day of 2012. Some of us are asleep already, some of us partying, and some of us still wondering what to do this evening.

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where in the world are you
anyway?
what in the world are you doing
anyhow?
is it today where you are?
or tomorrow?
or any day?
what year is this?
it cannot be
13 years into
the 21st century.
  
oh, no,
I remember
the midpoint 
of the 20th century.
I remember
Canadian confederation.
I remember
the first Sputnik,
and the Americans
putting a man on the moon.
  
where in the world am I
—anywhere?
Kay L. Davies, December 31, 2012

Posted for Open Link Monday
at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

8 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

It's your tomorrow here right now.

Happy New Year, Kay.

Fireblossom said...

Why, you're right here, Kay. And we're glad you are!

SquirrelQueen said...

Good one Kay, you summed up what a lot of us have been thinking. Sunset is approaching here but we are staying in tonight.

Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Ah, your poem is a reminder of just how fast the decades pass......and also that the sun is always setting somewhere on the planet and rising somewhere on the planet!

Mr Puddy said...

Happy New Year Kay and your lovely family !!!

May Every Single Day of Your New Year Glow With
Pawsome Cheer, Excellent Healthy, & Happiness

❤ You always been loved by Me ❤

xoxo

Puddy Boy

myheartslovesongs.com said...

i get soooo confused with all the time zones!!!

Happy Happy New Year, Kay!

Abin Chakraborty said...

I guess, by this time, we have all entered 2013!
Happy new year!

Herotomost said...

I love those questions and their juxtaposition against the thought. I too am wondering where the time goes...damn...where are those reading glasses..lol. Great stuff Kay.