Today is a day of merriment.
Today is a day of wonder.
Today, the gods of new and old
Emerge together from their chambers of marble
To get a better look at what is going on down under.
Today is a day of ice cream.
Today is a day of laughter.
Today, the leaders of tomorrow
Sit in lawn chairs sipping sloppily concocted lemonade
Dreaming of a time when all is happily ever after.
Today is a day of fortune.
Today is a day of smile.
Today, a weary, lonely beggar
Watches passerby from a rusty bench on 42nd street
And has earned the right to feel worthwhile.
Today is a day of adventure.
Today is a day of motivation.
Today, two ordinary blackbirds
Rendezvous to soar above the heads of human beings
Free from the need of a particular destination.
Today is a day of simplicity.
Today is a day of reflection.
Today, a closeted atheist
Says grace with absolute certainty
That her newborn son has the utmost form of divine protection.