Hello 2017, I welcome you.
I hope you’re as good to me
as your brother, 2016.
In you, I plan to graduate from college,
vacation in Hawaii,
and celebrate my nephew’s marriage.
In you, I plan to publish my novel,
poetry and devotions,
and submit my work more.
In you, I’ll renew my attempt to lose weight,
keep my house clean,
and get outdoors and be adventurous.
In you, I plan to get to know God a little better,
for you yourself are taking me one step closer.