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i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twentysix and thirtysix
even thirtysix but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me

—Lucille Clifton

@bright_helpings what a wonderful selection 💜 thank you for sharing this

@MmeLibertine I only learned about Lucille Clifton recently but I'm quickly becoming a fan.

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