I will stop googling everything:
Famous People I’ve Never Heard of,
Why There is a Green Spot on My Left Hand,
Reviews of People Who Fix Antique Watches,
What To Do If You Have Laryngitis, and etc.
I will give up the idea
of becoming a Good Swimmer.
I can jump in and make it to the end
of the pool. That’s enough.
I will donate as many books as possible
to the New York Public Library
on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
For instance I will take all my I.J. Singer
books for sure. Everyone says he’s better
than his brother Isaac Bashevis. I love
Isaac Bashevis and know I’ll never read I.J.
I will not sign up for a Tai Chi class
even though more or less everyone
says it’s a Good Idea. Tried a few times.
I will not stop eating
gluten, sugar, and everything else white.
I will not stop drinking
caffeine or alcohol.
I will stop obsessing about
who could beat the current President
and why anyone would still vote
for him and what Other People
might be thinking.
i will not use the word
microbiome in a sentence.