Happy New Year (2018)

May both the wind and the stillness seek you.


May the sea see itself in you

May the swell meet your stern  

and humble you both.


May the sun change shapes,

may its faces surround you

and give you warmth.


May the knots unravel


May the fall fetch your balance


May laughter light you like a fuse


and may every route be scenic.


May the wizard in you be revealed.

May you be brave enough and smart enough

May your heart be human enough

May you find your way home.


May you arrive, necessary protest,

loud and unannounced

clumsy and brooding.

Mouth full of grief.


And may you welcome even the

banished parts of you

with bread and open arms.


Somehow your knuckles know grace.

Somehow the beggar gives thanks.