This brand new year doesn’t come with expectations.
It doesn’t stand at the doorway demanding resolutions
before it will unroll fresh hours across your days.
It takes you as you are, gives them to you anyway.
Change what you will, keep things as they are.
The year will dispense its hours nonetheless.
And every one of them will be as clear as ice,
Just waiting for you to make your mark,
And finding it brilliant, regardless.