Rocking Chair New Year

Photo Credit: gratisography
I used to try
Staying up to midnight
With all the hoopla
Of shot gunning beers,
Simple fire crackers,
And champagne.
Now I try to stay up
While watching Anderson and Kathy
Make inane conversation
And wondering how people
Stand in the crowd of Times Square
Without taking a leak.
It’s too much anymore,
So around 11:30
I check out,
Turning off the TV
And wanting back 

That hour and half of sleep I missed.