Today

Today
By
July 22, 2013

 

Sapphire is an author and poet whose books include American Dreams and Push, which was made into the Academy Award-winning movie Precious. Well known for her candor and an unflinching eye, she is also applauded for her unique and fearless voice.

 

Today is the day you have been waiting for
when you would finally begin to live
when you would at last open the door

This is the what, the circumstance, the more
you have been withholding, saving to give.
Today is the day you have been waiting for

when you could sit down to your desk for
hours, take pride, time, find out what work is,
when you would at last open the door

to your own self-development, what god has for
you. Today is the day you come out of prison, live.
Today is the day you've been waiting for

the tomorrow you pined away yesterday for.
I think love rhymes in a way with give.
You at last open the door

to the possibility of now, the core
of life is the moment, now, how you live.
Today is the day I have been waiting for
when you would at last open the door

 

 

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