The first Nowruz was not when a king lit a fire.
Nowruz is not when day is equal to night.
It is not when earth does a full circle.
It ain’t when the calenders change.
Nowruz does not launch with a fish startling a turtle.
The first Nowruz is …
when you start to love me
where I can love you back
the moment we begin the forgiving
the peace we can believe
kindness without reason
hope without an excuse
a happy day.