Months late, I dive into my New Year’s resolutions,
Promptly giving up sugar, caffeine, cigarettes, you.
Days, moments, seconds, minutes, hours pass,
But even when I’m tired of willpower, I manage
To hold back the cravings and call out a victory.
Stomping angrily on budding grass and happy birds,
I smoke in my sleep, visit past lives, then drink too much,
And spend the next day penitent, doing spring cleaning.
Promptly giving up sugar, caffeine, cigarettes, and you,
For the second time in as many weeks.