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poem in the year of the rabbit
to open our eyes and to learn from the sky — sara bareilles
A brief poem thing for the Year of the Rabbit! Which is also the Year of the Cat in the Viet cycle. The year of the Cat Bit ? <3 So many of my friends were born under this sign, so it does feel momentous and a little bizarre to be here.
Lunar new year came early this year and I mostly decided to do this in keeping with last year, so you will notice that it is another sonnet. I had every intention of sending this on new year’s day itself but alas. Anyway. Some words. This past year I have realised that I only ever write like earnest angst and earnest hope, and everything is just variations on those themes. Still, it’s the new year. Here are some hopes for it, a few hours late by my time but no less sincere.
Brightness settling in the trees radiant & unmistakable. Some kind of love. I’m trying to care for myself (really trying to really care). Beginning to go outside & see & be seen collect answers as they knock on the door tuck them into a pocket for safekeeping & find permission to rest when tired. & boiling point may scald but only for a moment — still afraid of flames & that is okay. Here we are. I invite my friends inside to tend the open hearths of our hearts together, hands over the heat. Tomorrow let's delight in waking up. Eat our fruit & drink our water, light filtering in.
<3 wishing everyone health and success in this new year
I FORGOT TO ADD MY LITTLE SONG FROM THE SUBTITLE! And what a lovely one, which I’ve come back to recently.