The Year in Review

Carol Durant
1 min readJan 1, 2023

Like Seattle Slew,

old 2022,

Brilliant and feckless

Loud and aloof

With lies and proof

The year in review

Gambling, wallowing, speculating

Intimidating, damming, articulating

Compliance or defiance

Vaccinated or unvaccinated

Personal feelings

Personal dealings

Findings old and new

The year in review

Audacious, creative, specious and tenacious

Technology and social media

Time invested or wasted

Combative or persuasive


# hashtag or @ at

Fiction or fact

The year in review

The mainstream media,

A wobbly carousel ride

Colorful and delightful

With dissent and spite

Vociferous or silent

Their views abide

The year in review

Loss and crying



Carol Durant

author, poet, playwright, recording artist, actor, founder and host of Outliers Poetry Brunch