Before

 

In the still of day

When there is light but

Otherwise no other

Thing intrudes

 

Before I turn on the tube

(Yes, tube)

Or warm up the computer

Before I am reminded

What there is to do

 

I cease all preparations

To brake and break

(Both kinds)

With all

 

Rather to wonder

What might occur today,

Totally unexpected

 

Certainly not planned

 

A surprise

Delightful or disturbing

I won’t know

 

But I know what I’d

Choose for something

Or someone, new or

Anew, to come into

My world

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