Church bells chime longest, resonating fullest at hour twelve,
reminding us to pause, gather, or simply look up.
Cinderella’s slippers remained enchanted come midnight,
allowing her escape from servitude and despair.
Childhood’s year before thirteen marks a bittersweet passage
from innocence to responsibility.
Stars guide our actions with zodiac signs ordered
for each year’s passing phases while
We embrace symbols of ourselves
in Asian astrology.
Such is the Cosmic Order of
1X12, 2X6, 3X4 with logical, progressive complexity.
Do we blindly judge and blame in a fearful Witching Hour
In our juries of twelve?
Universal patterns pale to the power within us.