Another Year

from Opinionated Man

HarsH ReaLiTy



I close 2016 with a period.

Not a comma in hope that something additional will be added.

Instead another period of ending, a finalization of an additional chapter called two thousand and sixteen.

Remember when my endings started with hope. A promise that perhaps the next day would be a new day.

Remember when we could still feel the presence of one another? A stranger’s beating heart that I strangely felt.

It was your heart I once felt and could feel each night. It was the power of hope that let me feel it.

With each closing year comes a final period.

An ending against an ending that I never want to read again.

And so we close 2016 again with a sigh.

A period that never ends, a period that never dies.





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