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New Year's Eve​

Anitha Devi Pillai

You know she's arriving soon
with her gifts:
hidden lessons,
choices, decisions and,
unborn memories.


Apologies, tears or regrets 
will not cloud her.
At least not this time,
you think.
Let celebrations and laughter
shroud her.


I wait with you to embrace
the midnight's child
to watch her arrive
to joyous shouts, 
stolen kisses,
and unrehearsed dance.


Hope and love in the air.


If I could choose, 
I will choose 
to live this year 
in the moment she arrives.

First published in Advaitam Speaks Literary in 2018 as 'As we wait to embrace her'.

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