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Very nice, Priya! January must be a July. Some may ask.

January, if you were to be July

On who, I ask, may the nation rely?

For that fire under the butt

And that overexercised god-damn thin body strut?

😉

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Lovely! I’d never thought about January and September sharing the same energy, but you’re so right!

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Love this. ❤️

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Love the imagery in this poem!!

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What fun, Priya! September energy is literal for me - it’s back to school this week. This month is named for Janus, god of thresholds, who has two faces - one looking back, one forward. Especially in the first week, I feel that retrospective / prospective energy.

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Beautiful words, Priya!

So very nice of you to have some compassion for January. I love it!

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Interesting reflections and reimaginings of January, Priya! I just love love love these penetrating lines: "Let me look towards the moon / from inside the lake / and feel the eyes of my beloved / look back at me."

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