i am trying to make myself be better.

a new person of sorts,

a more whole kind of person.

and i suppose the first step

is to let go of toxins,

breathe in, and then let it out,

exhale all of the venom on my tongue

that i have been holding onto for the year,

all of the angry words and bitter hurt

and all of the things i felt i could not feel,

and start over this time

with a breath of fresh air crisp from the snow.

i think this time, i will feel new with the year,

and for once, i think

i will be better.