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The Poem of Today



The poem I write today could not have been
written in any previous day
(though it might be written
in any subsequent day).
But now it is the poem of today,
representing today in ways
one can intuit but not calculate.
The poem of today, however,
could not be written without
all the previous days
(though it doesn’t rely at all
on any of the subsequent days):
they provide the words
from which today makes the poem.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.