The New Year, in Beginning

Jackie Olsen
Rainbow Salad
Published in
1 min readDec 14, 2022

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Photo by Philip Myrtorp on Unsplash

All I ask of the new year is

long stretches of languid time

strangers performing feats of compassion

unity, peace, justice. Tall orders

for this complicated world, cracked sideways

and cruel as it can be, where despite it all,

Jackie Olsen
Rainbow Salad

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers