Night Watches

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. — Psalm 63:6

In the days leading up to the shift,

the shiny hour that chimes

in a new year, I begin to reflect — 

What have I learned?

What do I regret?  

What comes next?

I read lists from previous years,

contemplate the boxes 

checked, wonder over 

the ones that did not become 

more than words on paper—

the ending of a year brings

a resurgence of resolve,

a desire to be intentional

in how I exist in this world,

so I will be praying for direction,

keeping my own devotional vigil,

meditating in the night watches

before the unknown new year dawns.

—C.L. Fisher, December 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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