22 February 2008

Resolution 2008


My New Year resolution
will be to NOT make a resolution;
on the surface it seems
sincere and legitimate,
something real I can
take a crack at.

But honestly, what
does it mean? Can
there somehow be more
resolve in making a resolution
to not make
a resolution?

Do I break troth
I haven’t made,
demean myself
without putting a
so-to-speak foot into
the water?

If so, then
being two-faced
and saying I will do it
by not doing it
surely doesn’t
rate.

I mean
when the tally-man
counts coup in 366 days
will he say,
Wow man –
you’re clean!
© 31 December 2007, I. D. Carswell