PART ONE: Confession
I have a confession.
In that empty week between Christmas and NYE,
when everyone’s in a holidaze hangover,
With nothing to do but wait for the ball to drop.
I, couch bound,
with a belly full of leftover cheese and sweets,
spend countless hours
doom scrolling through my socials
with each flick of my right thumb
hurtling down a digital black hole
of those never-ending, dreaded
psychic predictions for the new year.
What am I hoping to find, you ask?
I’m not sure,
but desperate I become in this addictive pursuit.
Through the hundreds of Tik Tok Miss Cleo’s,
Wheel-of-fortune tellers, self-professed astrologers
and keyboard Nostradamus experts
(with 20% accuracy)
for some glimmer of hope.
Maybe a prophetic promise
or just a little optimistic fix
to renew my faith that maybe
this year, this world
will globally, politically, spiritually, economically
PART TWO: Predictions
Now, with growing frustration and cynicism,
it is clear to see,
I'm not alone in my need to know, but
are the answers really in the Cosmos
or right here within me?
We hear the word "manifestation" a lot these days,
and it's become annoying-
just another thing to add to our long to-do lists.
Yet this year, my gut tells me
it may be the only way
to predict what will happen to me.
So, here I write
my own manifesto of predictions for 2023
knowing I cannot control the fate of the universe,
Yet I can envision my own to some degree.
There is a certain vulnerability I feel in sharing this list, but as the saying goes, best laid plans. The same can be said for new year’s resolutions. However, mine are predictions, neither resolute nor 100% accurate. They are my own hopes for my future journey in 2023. I have a few more but they are more personal and best kept within. What will happen across the world this year is anyone’s guess, but maybe if we all focus on personal pursuits to spread joy within ourselves and others, we can collectively manifest a world where love and peace reign. They say I’m a dreamer…. 😉
What are your dreams, prayers or predictions for 2023?