not today



no rain today, prayed for or unbidden
no dinosaurs, no asteroids, no plague

no sliver moon or morning star to guide you
no handsome stranger standing at the gate

no inspiration falling from the heavens
no voice of God in burning bush or cave


no poetry in everyday existence
when you decide to always play it safe



This was written in response to the April 2, 2017 challenge from Poetic Asides to write a “Not Today” poem.


5 thoughts on “not today

    • Thanks for the feedback, Carolin. It’s been a while since I’ve written much of anything and a lot of that’s been self-protective. I’m trying to get back into the groove this month.

      • The writing ebbs and flows for me. Sometimes I feel guarded and don’t write because then I’ll be facing the truth, but I almost always feel better after I’ve written.

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