I Resolve … Not A Damn Thing

This concept of a magic reset switch
which flips with a calendar page
baffles me.

Come January first will we be…better?
Will we hate less, love more?

Shall we develop empathy overnight,
or an ability to listen to — much less
understand — the words of an adversary?

Perhaps we should resolve less,
and do more.


A Friday Flash 55


Filed under Poetry

2 responses to “I Resolve … Not A Damn Thing

  1. Indeed. Rancor never seems to reset, only increase. We forget too easily we are all human, one nation, one species, on one lonely and precarious planet, all co-dependent. Anger seems to be the designated emotion of this decade–I doubt a New Year’s resolution will change much. Thanks for playing 55 with us Mark, and for offering your words of truth.

  2. So very true. Just today I heard a quote that said exactly that. It’s not about big resolutions but about doing small steps

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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