Prayer at the Crest of the New Year

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Prayer at the Crest of the New Year

May I remember to do one kind thing.
May I be grateful for all the people to whom I can say
I love you
May I say
I love you
to at least one of them.
May I also remember to say it to myself.
May I do these things today
and on days I forget about this prayer.

May I seek out something yellow
in any configuration.
Even if it is a yellow stripe on the spine
of a thin volume of poetry,
may I consider its contribution to the spine, the poetry,
and my heart,
because I’m about to leaf through the volume
and stumble upon my new favorite poem.