2016 was a brutal year;
One I could not have predicted;
I entered it with stars in my eyes;
Believing I had at last found the one to hold dear;
There upon I lost loved ones and the one I loved became a ghost;
321 days of torturous heart break (as never before);
Entirely aware I’m so sad and guarded;
Running carefree yet under the covers I wanted to hide most;
Though counting the many silly, over-the-top joyous moments;
It wasn’t a complete bust.
2017 beckons me with sweet promise;
So I’ll leave this year dancing in gold dust.
~Just L (December 29, 2016)
Published in the January 2017 Blender of Love Digest.