Today

Today I had

All day

To do something

Special.

To be someone

Better than I was

Before

I laid down

So drowsily and

Unintentionally

Last night.

I didn’t stay

Up long enough

To take my medicine.

I didn’t wake up

Early enough to get back

On track.

Now

I’m on a new schedule

Medicine-wise.

Work wise

Today

Was a write-off.

Today I had

All day

To write the best poem

To finish the many I’ve begun

And left

And returned to

And tucked

For days like

Today. Today

Should have been great.

The sun was shining

It was all mine.

I could have done 50

Sit-ups.

But I sat

And got up

About 50 times.

My mind was in about 50 different places.

It was as if

I kept chasing it around the house

From living room

Through galley kitchen

To bedroom

Bathroom,

Back to desk.

Today

Should have been

Different.

Today I should have become better

Done something

To build my wealth

Spoken to a friend.

Now

I wonder if it’s too late.

To try and tick any of those things off my list.

Can I start again?

God, will you look

at my pitiful flappings about

and give me another chance

tomorrow?

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