Today’s Deed

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Overmorrow (noun) (obs) (archaic) (biblical)
o-ver-mor-row
The day after tomorrow.
This archaic and now obsolete word appears in the Bible and few times in ancient literature.

“Every year poverty kills more people than the entire Second World War, which killed quite a few.”—Eduardo Galeano

“Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.”—Günter Grass

News of an Uruguayan’s departure
Opened my today
News of a German’s
departure
Closed my night


Well, shall we even try to get
A glean of the overmorrow’s
Smiting of great lives
When we aren’t quite
Done with today?
The gift of life has been
Cheapened by hunger
The elite’s indifference
And every
day’s most
Quiet needs
and Compromises

What little is left
Of the romance of
Flickering capiz lamps
High over our bent
Graying heads
Our eyes running
Across gray text
We use to parlay
A tired sentence
Like “the struggle
continues”
Into small seemingly
Insignificant ventures

To sate
The hungry
The thirsty
For overmorrows
Of perhaps
No more
Want

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