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 –

the necessary
cacophony of revelry
to tug the New Year in
and dump the old one at sea.

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© Nemo 2020
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Sweetwater
2 years ago

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.
Sue.

Ellieg
2 years ago

I love this. Wonderful imagery and not a word wasted.

Ellieg
2 years ago
Reply to  nemo

It was, and thoroughly deserved, in my opinion
Ellie

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