New Year's--American Style

Why

Do we like

To being the year

With a party

In which everyone drinks in excess?

Horrible habit for the next year

And why

Do we

Make promises

To ourselves

That we don't keep?

My father used to say

Never to go to the gym

In January, right after New Year's

But by April

It is empty again

Hauntingly so

With nothing but broken promises

But enough with that.

Why, 

Most importantly,

Do we sit

And watch a ball drop?

I see that enough

In tennis

Sometimes we amaze ourselves

With oddness

This poem is about: 
My country

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