New Year's Eve​

Anitha Devi Pillai

You know she's arriving soon
with her gifts:
hidden lessons,
choices, decisions and,
unborn memories.

 

Apologies, tears or regrets 
will not cloud her.
At least not this time,
you think.
Let celebrations and laughter
shroud her.

 

I wait with you to embrace
the midnight's child
to watch her arrive
to joyous shouts, 
stolen kisses,
and unrehearsed dance.

 

Hope and love in the air.

 

If I could choose, 
I will choose 
to live this year 
in the moment she arrives.

First published in Advaitam Speaks Literary in 2018 as 'As we wait to embrace her'.

https://issuu.com/advaitamspeaksliterary/docs/asl-vol_2_issue_1-2018-final_for_up