Someday does not arrive with fanfare.
It does not arrive with trumpets,
with high-stepping horses
and ticker tape raining down.
Someday does not announce itself.
Someday does not mark itself
with a large red X on your calendar.
It does not ask if you can fit it in
between Hair Appointment, 10:30 a.m.,
and Job Interview DON’T BE LATE,
it does not care
if this is a busy week
and you really just don’t have the time.
Someday knocks on your door,
unexpected, when the house is a mess
and you are hungover
and when it does,
you must give it
your full attention.
This poem was originally published under the pen name Gabriel Gadfly.