3, 2, 1

Ten, nine, eight;

turn off your TV, honey

turn off your phone

take your loved one

look out the window

look at the sky.

Seven, six;

don’t you want to see magic

in the sky

on the last day

of 2016?

Five, four;

stay up late, coffee in hands

counting hours,

counting minutes,

counting seconds.

And three, two, one;

fireworks, trumpets

popped and heard

it marked the end

or marked the new?

But darling,

it doesn’t matter

let’s cheers

to a fresh beginning.