Today I resolve to listen
To sleep when it begins to pull
To sunlight’s contagious beckoning
To the pause before the words unfold.
Today I promise to respond
To my needs often placed on hold
To tears if they choose to well up
To the stories that must be told.
Today I hold myself accountable
To stop revisiting the themes of old
To stay present in this beautiful hour
To the wonders of life we behold.