One More Day

One More Day

Whenever I contemplate the time – in my day, in the week ahead, in my lifetime – I am caught off guard by how much I’ve done — even me, the homebody that I am — as well as how much I have not yet accomplished. We can become disillusioned by the ambition and fruitfulness of others in comparison with our own achievements – or lack of them. But at the end of the day, all that really matters is — did you spend your time on this planet doing something meaningful to you and if possible, to others, too? Some reflections on the topic as we creep closer to the end of a long month. As always, thanks for reading. ~ Chris K.

 

ONE MORE DAY

Each time, I reach the last day of the month, I sigh.

What happened, I ask myself, so confused.

 

What about all of those plans I had, tasks I would tackle,

people I could see, promises I should keep?

 

Where did the other 29 or 30 days go? Was I too distracted,

befuddled, in a daze or bemused?

 

Did I fritter away the grains of sand, studying each one’s texture

or was I just fast asleep?

 

Sunrise

 

I am always struck by the lonely cry of the last day of the month.

Find solace in me, it squeaks.

 

You could waste away another day in front of one of your beloved boxes

of beguilement until your head is in a cloud.

 

You could lie there listless like a trout who has given up

or jump, dance and cartwheel until the floor creaks.

 

With one more day, anything is possible, anything can happen,

anything can be done – for no limits are allowed.

 

Sunset

 

Reach h-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-g-h up and try to touch the ceiling

as you stroll into the last day without a care, without a fear.

 

You decide what will feed the need, making calls, taking notes,

making quick work of a turkey and swiss on wheat.

 

One more day is left and it is up to you how you fill up that day.

Because after that, you will hunger again for time in arrears.

 

A new set of days and goals and obstacles will tumble into your path

And another set of decisions begging for your attention will land at your feet.

~ C. Kuhn

 

Photo by:  C. Kuhn

 

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