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Auld Lang Syne
Let’s drink a cup of kindness yet
For friends who’ve gone away,
Then one to help us to forget
Just why they wouldn’t stay,
Then two or three to seal the deal
And cause us to recall
Their bloody friendship wasn’t real,
They were not friends at all!
Bruce Bennett is Professor Emeritus of English at Wells College in Aurora, New York. He is the author of nine books of poetry and more than 25 poetry chapbooks, and was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2012. His latest chapbooks are The Wither’d Sedge (Finishing Line Press, 2014) and Swimming in a Watering Can (FootHills Publishing, 2014).