Before Tonight’s Today

By: David O’Keefe

The cobblestone beneath your feet

Sounds the same as it did yesterday.

Even now, you ask in defeat

Whether or not tomorrow will play

Out the way you were promised.

In all honesty, I’m not sure who

You’re asking; you’re as

Alone on the outside as you

Are empty on the inside.

It would do you good to throw

Away your wristwatch, find

And dispose of your clocks; know

Not of what time has to say.

Do it now, before tonight’s today.


A version of this originally appeared in “Healing” The Teller December 2019 Issue #9

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