Christmas lights are being taken down,
The Rose Parade is coming to town.
New Year’s resolutions are looming fast:
All signs another year has passed.
But before we bid 2014 adieu,
Here’s a gift from the Zócalo crew—
We’re remembering 12 months in verse,
The great, the strange, the very worst.
An Ebola epidemic became a crisis; our media erupted in fear.
Thousands died in West Africa; two people died here.
Boko Haram militants kidnapped girls in Nigeria.
Protests wracked Ukraine, so Russia annexed Crimea.
Shots were exchanged, lives were taken, world war …