Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends —Emerson, Lake & Palmer
With champagne and confetti,
we welcome you,
New Year, cold and small and dark,
so unsure of yourself, here at the start.
Trust us. We have done this many times.
We are full of rich food and resolutions,
and dedicate your birthday,
to revelry and resolving, both revolving
round again and again.
Trust us, fresh and uncertain year—we
are full, more than full—
overflowing with our good intentions,
wrapped packages of presents and promises,
all for you.