Is this new year
Is this a new year,
the new year I’ve been heading towards,
for it seems no different save it’s title.
I know there will be seasons, and dates
of note, that the number labelled age
will increase by one, that it will reduce
the time to future events,
like births, deaths and weddings.
It will mark songs, film and catastrophe
with it’s name, sealing them into history,
and after 12 months it will be replaced
and filed under past.
Perhaps it’s just a different year.