Four nights ago
I didn’t sleep
I tossed
to and fro

What would you say
what would you think
I was so silly
to worry about it

But one never knows
where it goes on the Internet
who reads it
who sees it

I wanted to write something about France
but I was too worried to take the chance
what kind of a poet am I
I’m too worried what people think

What can I say that will not offend
someone won’t like it in the end
Happy New Year!

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