Saturday, January 1, 2011

"Happy New Year!"

We ring in the year like giants,
standing tall on mounds of snow,
whistles for horns
and kisses for good luck.

We gaze at fireworks
through barren trees
distracted by the bright lights
of our flashing cameras.

We want to remember it forever,
right?
This moment when everything before us
is waiting to be unwrapped.

We say goodbye to 2010.
For me, never happier to close a year.
If I keep this song that we don't know the words to
in my heart, will the words one day come?

We get on the subway
and our stopped midway.
A girl at the train station ahead of us
has thrown herself in front of the train.

We walk along the streets
as people blow horns,
and pretty girls sway.
I wish I knew her.

I go through my day
still trying to make sense of things that don't.
I think of all the things I want for myself this year
and instead sit down and write what i can do with this one day.

Eat good food.
Have lunch with good friends.
Buy underwear.
Take down the Christmas decorations.
Write a blog post.
Go for a walk or to the gym.
Don't be too hard on myself if I don't get it all done.

This year, my New Years Resolution is to see
that every day is the chance to make something beautiful happen.

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