Only Today

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, As The marker Snaps"

Submitted: August 13, 2014

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Submitted: August 13, 2014

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Only Today

-

Well, I don't care about all the places

__I've

____ever been

All's I care about

__is I'm here

____where life

______can

________begin

All's I have is "right now"

All's I need is "now"

"The past

__is just the past"

____I said

'Cause whatever was good

Still is gone

And whatever could be

__hasn't

____"happened" yet

When you talk all that talk

And you walk all that walk

Where you walk is where you stand

So where' you standin' at?

I don't embellish my own head

__with a turn of events

I just eat the thoughts

__and go right to bed

I'll be sleeping when I'm dead

__and crawled into my head

When tomorrow is something

That I don't know

Lookin' out' my window

__I know I'm home

In a place I can feel

__is totally present tense

Like the time of day it is

And what time it is

Tonight

__is right now

Tomorrow night

__I could choke

____on a chicken bone

______and then croak

But if chances are that bad

I am where I am now

Like I ever have been

When the dawning of tomorrow

Breaks thru with light from my window

And I know I'm awake

That's another day

"Today" is what "this" is

-

08-13-'14 #3

D. L. Cannon


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