So many days

The day begins…
   with a new mother
    feeding a crying infant
    in the freshly born sunlight.
The day begins…
    around a pot of coffee
    and a fresh newspaper.
His day begins…
    with a longing glance at a
    pillow left untouched.
These days begin…
    with the sun high and the
    birds chirping high in the Elms.
The day begins…
    and the homeless man rolls
    his belonging into a blanket
    and heads toward the safety
    of the city.
So many days begin…
    with work or school,
    a shower and breakfast,
    2 Tylenol and a glass of water.
Days on end…
    as long as the sun rises.
No days begin…
    if night never falls.

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