Sun painting shadows / freshly-prepared white canvas / of new-fallen snow.

The R, I, P keys / faded from typing tribute / to those who have died.

The sixty-nine club / gained two great members this week / unfortunately.

Awoke to sad news / the first day in many years / bereft of Stardust.

The New Year arrived / old demons darken doorways / blocking way to change.

Artificial pause / a normal day, repurposed / to contemplate self.