singing bob dylan in the bitter
cold a disabled man with “Maine”
snowcap and record under his arm
waits for the bus outside Tim’s
Little Big Store we
talk records
“going to look for a 45”
then leave each other
without movement
watching the water
come over the dam

there is a new
year tradition that comes
from above that same dam
of telling everyone in your
life, “please forgive
me for all I have
done in the previous year.”