Happy Hour with strangers

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Happy Hour

Old friends are strangers

drinking Bacardi and coke

to a slow ticking clock.

copyright Susan Stone 2018

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brave hides behind the door

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Just
a peek
of me–like
the kitten who
watches the dog
from behind a door.

copyright 2018 Susan Stone

Happy New Year 2018

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Last year, next year,
same list year after year.
I’ll eat more broccoli,
and less chocolate and chips.

I’ll be kinder to strangers,
and more patience with family.
I’ll open my eyes to sunrises
and hear beauty in rain.

I’ll sing outside the shower
and paint with bright colors.
I’ll draw and write everyday
even when I have nothing to say.

2017 ends and 2018 begins,
I start this New Year,
with a heart brimming
with good intentions.

Susan Stone copyright 2018