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Wednesday, December 31, 2008


a new year's resolution
by Scot Siegel

Is there such a thing?
Can it happen more than once?

What if it happens every day?
and has nothing to do with lust,

     or envy
     or democracy

     or god
     our country…

This is how I might strike-up a new conversation
with the world

If we can do it all over again
but differently…

Scot Siegel is a poet and land use planner from Oregon, where he serves on the board of trustees for the Friends of William Stafford. He is the author of Some Weather (Plain View Press, 2008), and Untitled Country, a chapbook due out from Pudding House Publications in 2009.