If today, you’re alone, working late,
if you’re too far away, drinking wine,
and you know all too well you won’t make
it back to celebrate the day in time,
if the future you dreamed of has died
in a past that left you behind,
if all you’ve dreamed of is waiting
offstage in the money you’ll never find,
if you know no one knows your full name,
or if all you’ve ever known is the worst,
remember, tonight, the miracle happens:
the news we’re all waiting for reaches you first. 


By Heidi Turner