Happy New Year!

Something for everyone

I want the water to fill your glass the moment it sees your thirst.
I want the staircase to meet your footfalls.
I want the line to the freeway to move like breath.
I want the wind flattering your hairline, the rainshower a welcome refreshment.
I want the parking space to fit your car.
I want the birds on your back deck to warble in the exact way they did during your childhood.
I want the photographs of all your holiday dinners buzzing with a certain unnamable
I want the dry cleaners to understand your outrageous requests.
I want the man calling your house to survey your thoughts on phone companies to remember the evening is precious as silk.
I want your new jeans to not come undone in the wash.
I want snow to land on your eyelashes like it does in the movies, an etheric, slow-moving kiss.
I want a letter to arrive the moment you feel most unwelcome of your own company.
I want the scent of lemons in the air.
I want the power lines overshadowed by the view your neighborhood offers at twilight.
I want the downtown ice rink to keep your fantasies aloft.
I want the moon to articulate your most punishing silence.
I want the willow tree revived and teeming, the broken daisies resurrected and obstinate with brightness.
I want the labyrinth of what ifs narrowed to a single, poignant sentence.
I want the tulips to be wild as clover, as fog, as good intentions.
I want your heart to cut through its own brutality,for your body to see everything about you that’s beautiful.
I want love to come at you in thick pats of butter, in strands of spun sugar, heavy and light as cream.
I want it to bathe your skin until you are nothing but forgiveness, until your shadows have disappeared, until all of your perfect right angles have collapsed,
until you are a curve of a curve, and your hands slide forward and open
and are able, at last, to feel everything.

-Maya Stein

I just had to share this poem I found via 37 Days .

Have a beautiful New Year!

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