Some Super Contextual New Year’s Resolutions
By: Brian Sonia-Wallace
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.
I wonder, what curiosities are you indulging?
Which would you like to indulge this year?
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.
Tell me, did you get that same holiday card
from a lost moon, begging for howling?
4th Poet Laureate of the City of West Hollywood
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