May 18, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

The Pride Poet’s Corner “Some Super Contextual New Year’s Resolutions” By: Brian Sonia-Wallace

Some Super Contextual New Year’s Resolutions

By: Brian Sonia-Wallace

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Don’t wash the dishes. Don’t go for a walk.

Wear an athletic shirt to not leave the house.

When no one is looking, put price tags on everything

and immediately start shoplifting.

A child once taught me how to ask

for what you want. I haven’t stopped

holding my hands up to the rain since.

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I wonder, what curiosities are you indulging?

Which would you like to indulge this year?

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I am a pilgrim missing his wander.

I fit every piece clumsily, start a hundred rituals at once.

Soon I’ll say all the things I was afraid to say

and realize that my eyes, those incorrigible gossips,

have already told everyone.

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Tell me, did you get that same holiday card

from a lost moon, begging for howling?

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— 

Brian Sonia-Wallace

4th Poet Laureate of the City of West Hollywood

Submit a line to the WeHo Collaborative Poem

Author of The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with a Typewriter

RENT Poet Founder – custom poems for occasions

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