New Year on the Mersey
Mindlessly at midnight,
the first ship farts,
then a laugh creases up the river
and rips around the docks.
Now the bobbing boats
wiggle on the tide
and link their arms
in Auld Lang’s Syne –
cacophony of revelry
to tug the New Year in
and dump the old one at sea.
© Nemo 2023
Super images zip through every line, I love the idea of wiggling boats and the laugh that creases up the river. The last two lines finish it perfectly.
Pleased you liked it, Sue. Thanks.
I love this. Wonderful imagery and not a word wasted.
Thank you for commenting, Ellieg, and thank you if it was you who nominated it.
It was, and thoroughly deserved, in my opinion