January 2006 /Volume Seven / Issue One
Tom O'Connell
Janus

In California
They pretend,
Celebrating
Along with us

They donít mind
Yelling into the
Strolling cameras
And twirling ratchets

While the ball drops.
When the station goes
To a commercial
We turn out the lights

And head upstairs
Indifferent
To the happy
Moments to come.
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