Not Today

by mkvecchitto

walking in the rain


I won’t set my sight on tomorrow

I won’t wonder if the path not taken

would have led to greener pastures

No, not today


I won’t deny these difficult choices

I won’t hide from dangerous truths

that nip at my bloodied heels

Nope, not today

Today, this moment, this life

offers the bitter aftertaste of fruits

I’ve willingly consumed and now

the pain that racks this broken spirit

reminds me of all I chose to sacrifice

Today I own it, knowing this is the first step

Breathing newness into second chances

and an opportunity to walk in that rain


today I’ll dance in the deluge


photos: The first is a painting I own and the second is from

prompts: Sable Swan Verse, MadQueen, FieryVerse

  • Response to prompts…not a personal statement 😍

2 Comments to “Not Today”

  1. Refreshing . . .

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