Tomorrow's Ache

by Kate Demeree

Watching the flickering

Light trace the outline

Of your rugged face

The amber glow

On sun bronzed skin

I long to touch you again

To settle into your loving embrace


All we have is tonight…

Tomorrow I will once again

Stuff the worn and unworn

Into a small green bag

Pack the van, drive away from the man

The home I live in

Only on the weekend


Each glimpse, every precious moment

Hallowed treasure without measure

It keeps my eyes bright and heart light

Inside I fight to hold the thought

“We have tonight”

Let not tomorrow’s ache begin… not yet

To soon will the sunrise


Posted on 05/31/2006
Copyright © 2021 Kate Demeree

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/31/06 at 01:56 PM


Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/31/06 at 02:17 PM

One almost wishes tonight would last forever after readings this. I especially like these two lines in the closing stanza: Each glimpse, every precious moment Hallowed treasure without measure

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 05/31/06 at 04:50 PM

so lovely and enticing. It's like a nocturne, or aubade.

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 05/31/06 at 05:17 PM

Well, life is here, eternally, and not in the projected moments and assumed situations. Beautiful.

Posted by Rula Shin on 06/01/06 at 06:47 PM

Yes, when there is another personal and beautiful world to which we belong within the world we live, there is no ache tomorrow. We carry our HOME within us. Where we belong should be where we ARE. Beautiful poem that speaks of this peaceful private little world in no uncertain terms.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/02/06 at 10:26 AM

with words of wonder and power like these, think never to stop writing, Kate. all the inspiration in the world for you, plus a plentitude of pad and pen and a light to work by.

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