To the year that would rest now

Thank you "last year" 
For 365 sunsets and 365 sunrises 
And the life that unfolded in between 

Thank you 
For the birthdays and anniversaries 
And all those beautiful moments 
Celebrated with friends and family
Their recurring certainty anchored me

Thank you
For the unexpected joys 
And untimely sorrows 
They kept me alive 
And taught me the invaluable impermanence of life 

Thank you 
For many moments of cluelessness 
Those voids were precious too
I learned to rest in my own company 
And surrender to life’s grand design. 

And thank you, dear "last year"
For forgiving all my incompletions 
And transforming overnight 
Into a brand new canvas

Hello "New Year"
I am Manish Srivastava 
I am looking forward to the next 365 sunrises and 365 sunsets 
And all that life will bring 

—— 
Manish Srivastava 
12.35 am, 01.01.2022
From the Sacred Well