The Status of the Day

“The Status of the Day”

–Amy Engle


The day is good.

Events go as planned.

Needs of the body

Are take care of–

Food, shelter, air.

It just might turn out

To be the best day

That’s happened in awhile.

And then it all changes.

Someone makes an

Overly snarky comment.

Maybe a distracted driver

Nearly hits you.

Or a loved one

Doesn’t reply to texts.

Is everything ruined?

Can the day still be salvaged?

A decision needs to be made.

Will it be the good

Or the bad that defines

The status of the day?

Depends on what you choose.