January 1, 2013

The year ahead, the year behind—

Into the near future, outfitted by the immediate past,

We go, trudging explorers, seeking, carrying last year’s deposit,

Last year is with us, prodding, guiding, warning,

Weighing us down with its growth and decline.

This coming year is not yet with us, not fully.

Our task, our calling: to sculpt a fresh, a new day.


--January 1, 2013