A sonnet attempt for 2020

Twenty-twenty has an ominous zing
To it. Excitement on the horizon,
Or even better, just beyond the break.
A simple thing of wonder, this passage
Around the sun that marks another year:
We cite resolutions for health and love
And pray for the resolve to see them through.
A plot meanders – it takes a few weeks
To learn its language, the syntax and all
With which to tell the story, a fable
Of a circumambulation – a curse,
Perhaps, masquerading as a blessing.
Beyond ritual, it IS truth we seek, 
A truth that’s not always in the middle.

Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

2 thoughts on “A sonnet attempt for 2020”

    1. I was thinking the other day about quitting my job, working for the re-election campaign full time, then heading a special Presidential initiative on galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Of course, now I have jinxed it, if one believes in such stuff!


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