Just For Today

Just for today
dig up your death
and allow it passage
into your life

Lean gently into it
like the shoulder
of a stranger
on the subway

All you know
is that most days it waits
without excitement
or fervor

All it knows
is its duty to end
your breath,
and you accept

Best to make peace
or it will show you
the generous length
of its road

The only choice
you really have
is how you treat it
here and now

Don’t tempt it
with your worry
and never complain
about your destinations

It might be possible
to extend your mileage
but  you won’t ever
change its mind.


DeMaris Gaunt



One thought on “Just For Today”

  1. There is a certain order of nuns, perhaps Carmelites, who nightly sleep in caskets of their own making which they are later buried in. Morbid, yes. But one way to make peace with death. I don’t recommend this at home, however.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s