Tomorrow, Today, and Yesterday

by Jane Piirto

the 3-year-old, wanting to know what day

it is asks everyday what day it is

we tell her Tuesday or Saturday etcetera

then she asks what day it will be

tomorrow and we go through the naming

of tomorrows in order

chanting the future like a litany

tomorrow is when she wakes up

in the morning and when we tell her

we'll go shopping tomorrow she

remembers yesterday and informs us

that it is tomorrow that today is

yesterday that therefore the time is

always now to do what we plan to do


please note: photo by Donncha O Caoimh


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