Kill the Darkness – 2013 Resolutions

2013 Resolutions (Leith O'Malley)

2013 Resolutions (Leith O’Malley)


next year i will

make friends with the

mirror in the hall.

living with eyes half closed

is just death while you’re breathing.


next year i will

shake hands with the

monsters in my head.

standing shoulder to shoulder

is the only way to walk the line.


next year i will

pull the thread out

of my heart.

in delicate pieces it is

easier to share.


next year i will

run to kill

the darkness.

there is only sunlight

that drips from this skin.


next year i will


the kaleidoscope.

dreaming in color

doesn’t have to be blurred.


Happy New Year, everyone!

Cheers to 2014. Let’s make it the best one yet.





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12 responses to “Kill the Darkness – 2013 Resolutions

  1. AMAZING poem. I am very moved. Thanks so much, and a very happy new year to you, also.

  2. Very, very, very good poem. I agree on what you say here, and wish you all the best for the coming year! 🙂

  3. nice thoughts and resolutions for the new year. i try and write the 2014 story a little more prosaic and simply make every day the best in my life…:) happy new year to you too!

  4. Happy New Year, Nicole. I hope you do make friends with the mirror.

  5. Love.

    “living with eyes half closed
    is just death while you’re breathing.”

    … And what do we say to death?
    – Not today.


  6. You’re an incredible poet, and a wonderful friend. I want the best for you, and I hope it keeps breaking the record for ‘best’ every moment.

    Happy New Year!

  7. Nicole, let us now practice this mirror thing…consider me the mirror…look deeply, okay, don’t flinch or turn away…here we go…”Hello, magnificent one, loved of your man, gifted with word…stay a while…please…I love you Nicole…” Have an awesome 2014 Lovey, God’s luck in all. REDdog

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