In this new decade, as in any other, love makes sense

Heading into a new decade, I’m looking back, & looking forward. Time passes so quickly. It was only yesterday I was a child playing make believe with my brother. Today my 8-month-old son pulled himself to standing for the first time, & my 2-year-old daughter announced, loudly, at dinner, “I’m a sweetheart!”

Happy New Year, friends. Here’s a poem (originally showcased as part of The Games We Play exhibit at the Kelowna Art Gallery in summer 2017) about Mario Kart 64. Out of everything in this hard & beautiful world, it still makes most sense to love each other.

For more of my love poetry, please check out my book, The Brightest Thing.

Published by Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a speech arts teacher, a book editor, and an award-winning writer. Her first full-length collection of poems is The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). She lives in Kelowna, BC, where is at work on her second collection of poems.

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