PAD 2: Not Today

Today’s prompt is to write a “not today” poem,  and though I’ve been pondering the topic all day,  I almost went to bed with my poem bring written not today. It seems to me the more we tell ourselves “not today,” the more likely that thing is bound to happen today.

Not Today

You tell yourself,

“I will not worry.”

You tell yourself,

“He is fine.”

You tell yourself,

“He’s old enough to know what to do.”

You tell yourself,

“He’ll make the right decision.”

Yet, you still sit

Waiting, worrying, wondering

For that call. And,

It seems your ability to

Let go of the anxiety is nil.

Try as you might,  it

Will not happen,

Not today


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