with your hands rubbing a single black coin
and a 3D wish before the coin is slid into
your secret pocket
burns the fabric and creates a hole
as big as that of the black coin
to where your fingers warp
one by one.
Next, your arm so long is drawn by the flow of a rainbow
Consider your body being dragged in–
Into that glorious fantasy where there’s no collateral for a
Reality-based drama of success and failure;
Of trial and error.
One year with unfamiliar colleagues and unknown plots, amiable faces and fancy laughs, food and dance and a strict compliance with your personal mantra and
The Imperative policy.
One year never stands still as it grows you a year wiser; stronger
til your head is sucked in by the overwhelming hole magnified in your pocket as friction heats up the fringes now
Transforming the coin to a silver nickel.
Dates and days are ephemeral and so are the memories like weather constantly changing and charging.
But no matter,
One year is always a start–
of a new jump to the abyss
To meaningful discoveries
To significant circumstances
To radiant friendships
To relevant changes
To genuine happiness.
That’s more than just surviving
A year of living as a human being.
One year with you, with us.
You’ll have a year to look back on
A day to ponder this year’s resolve.
This day makes your