New Year – Letter to the Editor

To 2022

Dear 2022
Please bring us better news
About the virus
In fact, let’s send it packing
Along with hacking
Of essential data, ransom ware, ID theft, and computer fraud
Let’s put all that to a stop

Get rid of homelessness and poverty
Why put humans through such misery?
When there’s so much wealth
In this great and beautiful country


As for climate change and that persistent drought
Let’s erase all doubts
Among those still skeptical
Let’s remove the word “partisan”
From all that’s political

A new year brings hope and banishes fear
Let’s shed no tears
For that pesky 2021!

Instead let’s join hands
You and I
To welcome 2022
And make all our dreams come true!