For New Year’s Day…
Ponder things that linger long,
like snow that dapples late March fields
or the lingering sweetness of chocolate
or a sleeping cat in a circle of sun.
Notice things that vanish soon,
like a slanted blaze of sunrise light
or the warmth of jeans right out of the dryer
or memories of dreams upon waking.
Release the things that no longer serve you
like anxious chatter inside your head
or being alone with aloof exclusion
or befriending your inner cynic.
Embrace the things you long to draw near you
like making connections through creative expression
and exploring the details of the world where you live
and being the joy and the peace that you seek.