New year for the smiling woman

After midnight change of calendar page
She had only resplendent smile to offer.
We had turned over a new leaf at twelve
And climbed sofa to mark the new year.
We prayed for her in new calendar page.

New year for the woman was old smile
No additional meanings accruing on it.
Her dog sat before her , new year dog
Who is too hard of hearing to perk up
His ears at crackle of calendar change.
No meanings accrued on recumbence.

But she would smile at fresh meanings
Accrued on calendar change over sofa,
And would stare on wall above the sofa
As if meanings spilled on its whiteness.


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