year of endings.
Globally some say,
The fight for hope in spite of fear is rekindled
Many scholars, poets, actors and fools crossed over
from the global world.
it was a time of professional loss
In community served
the little deaths and ends
as lockers packed
apartments packed up
lives locked away
to be unlocked by a new.
Matriarch no more
the littlest of us getting their wings
empty school room hooks
tears of a son,
hugs of a mum.
Not knowing how to fix as a simple Dad
what is shattered within.
Empty seats of what was thought as sanctuary
ripped out like stuffing from a neglected teddy bear
in the midst of the death
a New beginning awaits
Not just the close of a chapter
or a year
but a book
for a new one will appear
as I hold the death card in my hand,
I choose not to reflect or live into the end that has been
but embrace the beginning that is to come…
for at the end of every dark hallway
a light can be switched on
it is the light I choose
to live into
to a new year
a New Hope
The Death card is about endings, and that includes the ending of a life. What everyone seems to forget, however, is that the Death card is not exclusively about the end of a human life. In fact, it’s far more likely that the card is telling you that a goldfish or a houseplant will die. Death can mean the “end” of anything: The end of an era, the end of a trip, the closing of a restaurant, the breaking up of a band, the conclusion of a very rough week.