by Herschel Cozine
What is tomorrow?
Tomorrow is a magic place,
Where time is born.
And in this land are things we don’t yet know,
Like sunshine and raindrops,
Snow and fluffy clouds.
Where is tomorrow?
It is a sunrise away,
Hiding behind the hill where no one has ever been.
What is tomorrow doing?
It is waiting for the cloud of night to float into yesterday.
It is sleeping while the moon drifts through the sky,
Collecting dreams and wishes.
Can we see tomorrow?
No, but if we are very still, just before we go to sleep,
We can feel it’s velvet cloak as it steals across minds,
And takes away the tiredness of today.
And, when the rising sun chases the stars away,
Tomorrow will be riding on its golden crown.
But, when we awake, it will be today.
And a new tomorrow will be waiting, just a sunrise away.
[Herchel Cozine has written and published extensively in the children's field. He has also written and published mysteries that have appeared in AHMM, EQMM, and many on-line e-zines, particularly Orchard Press Mysteries. He has a story scheduled for publication in Woman's World in August and another in the new magazine, Great Mystery & Suspense.]