Literary Hook: Poem: Things you can do ‘On Any Given Day’

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet

Here is a lively, quirky poem celebrating everyday joys by Cleo Johnson.

Cleo is a retired teacher, a grandmother, an avid bicyclist, world traveler, and a member of the Tuesday Writers. She is a frequent contributor to Literary Hook.

On Any Given Day

On any given day, if you wanted

to, you could win the lottery

if you bought a ticket and

kept it, you could get married if you had

the desire, you could write a book, you could

conceive a child, love a neighbor, ride your

motor scooter.

You could clean your

house, eat sweet corn on the back

porch, if you wanted to. Or you could talk

to your wife, husband or child, maybe play cards

with the neighbor or go on a long

walk if it was warm or if it was cold,

if you wanted to.

Eventually, the time will come

when you will fade gradually or quickly

away, even if you don’t want to.

On any given day!

Cleo Johnson—March, 2011

From the May 18-24, 2011 issue

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