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Expectations by Barry Charman

That you’ll end the year with new

and more evolved fears

 

That you’ll have your heart broken

and think, ah, that’s a hurt to fill you full of life

 

That you’ll build higher

and forget last year had the same designs

 

That you’ll make sense of it all

and it’ll suddenly be a party, not a wake

 

That you’ll cross the divide

and become that man you could’ve been

 

That you’ll make something of yourself

and forget to worry about what’s lost

 

That the emptiness will lose another round

and the victory might fill you

 

That there’ll be a hand in yours

and not just a year of empty weight

 

That you’ll raise a glass

and put it down


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