X Marks the Spot


X marks the spot,

a treasure-trove hoard

where what last year buried

is New Year’s reward…

Curtain Call


Curtain closes on the year –

Prompters readjust new lines;

Actors memorize the script,

Backstage hands construct new signs.

Writers seek the perfect words,

Props are found and set in place;

When the curtain opens next,

2012 will be replaced.