Today, Tomorrow

Now that the mail’s come and gone
— left me penniless, raised my debt —

I’m going to put tomorrow aside
and wait till tomorrow to dread it.

Do not mistake this for happiness
or even contentment —

there’s plenty to dread today,
and I shall do so. But tomorrow

promises it will wait
to see if I meet it after today,

and as I am yet unsure of that,
I can wait as well.

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

2 responses to “Today, Tomorrow

  • Eileen

    You are so beautifully articulate. I am always amazed at how you find such perfect ways to express your (and our)reality. It’s healing. I’d like to buy one of your books. I’m close to having to go live with one of my children, so I can only buy one. Which would you suggest?

    • Tony Brown

      Sorry this took so long —

      Well, let me know if you want eBooks at all. If so, we can talk more. Most of everything else is out of print. I’m doing a limited edition chapbook for Patreon supporters in December, though.

      My email is

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