every day we stand with our toes hanging
off into the precipice of tomorrow
hot equatorial sun, sometimes burning
mostly offers the encouragement of nuance
as we leave the ground and take to freefall
allowing time’s river to forge its course
arms extended in a swan dive
soft defenseless innards exposed in flight
we hope that this day’s predecessors
have taught us from their mistakes
and the smooth, graceful dive will take
making a splashless refreshing entrance
into a future of respite from life’s work

Dedicated to Joseph Harker.  Happy Birthday!


2 Responses to “Tomorrows”

  1. Oh my goodness… this is wonderful, thank you! 🙂

    (you must let me know what would be an appropriate date to repay the favor…)

    • Vic said

      No need to repay the favor, as you do so by sharing your talent. Thank you, Joseph. I hope you enjoyed your bday and wish you many more happy ones!

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