The Poetry Snapshot: A Different Kind of New

As you grow older,
you set expectations
for the future.

   Neha Allathur Photography © New years 2019, Snoqualmie, WA

You expect every new year
to be the one where you
stick with your goals.
As if, you cannot be capable now.

You expect the future
to be where happiness lies,
and you continue to miss
the joyous moments passing by.

Be excited, feel renewed,
but do not hold onto
expectations for the future.

Falling into the unpredictability,
the only thing that is certain is change.
If you are capable to set goals for the future,
why not start today?

This new year
is a different kind of new.
Not a new year
that starts as a clean slate,
with new habits or new goals.
This new year
is built off the lessons from the past;
being open to change in every way.


Student studying business and minoring in community action and social change. Passionate about expressing the unsaid thoughts and unseen emotions around us, through photography and poetry!

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