Today I have to work with page, raise, tomorrow (I could do with a raise – if I page my boss tomorrow… No!)
I raise my expectation, turn to a blank new page –
I’ll write a dissertation – but there, my words are stayed.
I could try again tomorrow, arise and raise my hope –
but fifteen hundred words on what, how will I find my scope?
Maybe instead, tomorrow, when I turn another leaf,
I’ll write whatever springs to mind, then get a good night’s sleep.
I know tomorrow never comes, I won’t leave this page blank –
I raise determination and bring the task to hand
to draw to close a few free words soon springing their own way,
and now fulfilled in final verse, to end another day.