New Year

The world hinges on a moment,

an hour when this concept of calendar

brought into fashion by Julius Caesar

seeking convenience amidst conquering,

becomes the standard on which we pin

hopes, dreams, intentions.


Pick a time in space,

like the biblical god of Abraham,

and call it good.


Only why not carry that resolve

to do better, to love our fellows,

into practice with the dawning

of each day?