From Today to Tomorrow

by Bob Schwartz

From Today to Tomorrow

What is the thing
that will carry us
from today to tomorrow?
Not the clock or calendar
that simply mark advance
but do not force the issue.
Not the sky and sun
dark and down
light and up.
Love the prospect of love
of winning or losing love
of winning or losing whatever
we need or cherish
when we wake from sleep
is that enough to lift us
to drag us into and through this day?
Sweet comfort and bitter pain
sweet pain and bitter comfort
bid us good night
wish us good morning.
(A lie? A white lie?)
If a breath is good
more breaths are better
one more breath is better
one more breath
to blow a thought away.