Long before there was this day
another day came. Maybe it rained
of there was a little sunlight. People
got up and did what they always do.
Birds sang and the cats wanted out,
or in. You and I weren't here,
but the world didn't know. Trees
grew and nobody noticed. Someone
was cruel. Someone else
tried not to be. Maybe the weather
shifted unexpectedly and plans
had to be changed. This morning
we watched our day begin. We
wondered if it would be good,
wondered if it would rain.
-Jack Ridl, Living in the 21st Century