Clouds circle, overcasting our minds
Lives do not follow the direction of our dreams
Worries, like cracks in metal, weaken our resolve
Desired destinations slip out of sight.
And still, there is each day – Today!
Filled with brilliance, wonders myriad to be discovered
If but freed from yesterday’s anchor
Untethered from tomorrow’s expectation
Left to be itself – just and especially – Today.
Watch it blossom into unforeseen beauty
Blow onto the dawn to brighten the daylight
Breathe in the freshness of morning
Breathing out the formed ideas of mid-day.
Temper them in the steel of afternoon heat
Sit back and marvel in evening’s reflection
For you had one, wonderful day to love
Unlimited by constraints beyond two dozen hours.
Settle back in appreciation – of the day, of life
Detach the twists and entanglements of looming anxiety
Get comfortable knowing that the coming dawn
Will bring you another – just one – brilliant day!