Is today our tomorrow?

Because our tomorrow

may not come.

Is our “house” in order?

So we’re remembered

with a smile.

Are messages left

how we want them to be?

Are barriers removed

and bridges mended?

Are lies undone?

Or,

Do we still hold our “inventory”

for a repair in some tomorrow?

Forgetting that

Tomorrow

Is promised to

No one.

Sara Lazarus is a former nurse educator with JFK Medical Center in Edison. She is a member of Works in Progress, a writing group in Highland Park, and also enjoys acting with the Magic Mirror Players, a volunteer improv group working under the auspices of RWJ University Hospital Somerset. She is a recipient of the Middlesex County College Tri-State Writers’ Award.

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