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