“A New Day Now – V”







All for one
paper cup
     of hot coffee
Now not as good as
I remember
     of cream and sugar.

Now step across
public thresholds
     private walls
pushing the heavy door
Now back forward enter
     in surprised tears.

Now no more
     the cream & sugar
     the open pleasure of sitting
a favorite solace
     the phone writes my lines again
a favorite place.

Now outside
     on this cool metal chair
Now on this grey windy
     October 22 2021
Now new mask new style another year
A New Day Now.



– Diane Sophrin
  Vermont. (10.25.21)


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