I know now that to get by
you should have questions
but none of those nagging questions
should begin with a why.
I know now that to get through
to someone who believes that you
are not worth listening to,
you have to believe that they aren’t too.
I know now that those
who only show you their tears,
could be seen laughing with the ones
they actually hold close.
I know now that to sleep
even a little at night
you should part ways with the memories
you do not want to keep.
I know now that to freely breathe in
the air outside your windows
you have to learn to make peace
with the stagnant air within.
It is time to buy another planner to put atop the other empty planners on my desk.
May you find countless reasons to smile in 2021.
Happy New Year!