A Truth I’ve Known 
by Jason Tomlinson

There is little wonder in the fact

that a day alone does little to attract
any amount of substantial creativity 
I can only go so deep introspecting me
but today I was surrounded in the usual way
by family students and co-workers as I am every day
and my mind was fluid indeed emancipated 
and so restrictions fall down and these lines are created
to reveal a truth I know I’ve known 
and that is that I’m not meant to do life alone
what a good reminder I got a day ago
down and sick slower than slow
against the backdrop of right now
at the end of today I am grateful how
a day if investing in the lives of others
friends family sisters and brothers
has all the satisfaction a day could ever hope for
so glad tomorrow I’m headed for more