A new year’s eve


Let us wisely pack away
Tattered promises
Along with the old clothes
And unrealistic expectations.

Let us gladly embrace
Our clumsy communities
And the stains
On the new tablecloth.

Let us easily welcome
A smidgen of chaos —
Disruptions of schedules
And unplanned smiles.

Today, let us highly resolve
To notice grace
Tucked deep in the dust
Of our collection of days.