Why so eager for a new year?

Image by Bethany Rohde
Image by Bethany Rohde

By Bethany Rohde

I’ve been collecting
these water pockets
of new histories

Distilling
cold fronts
into a leather-bound canteen

A predominant wind
has exposed my skin
here
in the trampled grass

A single downward stroke.

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A writer from the great state of Washington, Bethany Rohde received her BA in English Studies from Western Washington University. You can read her poetry at VerseWrights.com and on her blog, worddoor.wordpress.com.

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