An Ordinary Day – Tom Sastry


All I know is the sun rising.

The window faces east.

I am alive and alone to enjoy it.


Last night, I sensed a

presence in the room.

The air thickened and I felt a

weight on me.

I was too scared and too

comfortable to move.


I don’t believe in destiny

but I would like to be more

accepting of things.


All I know is that the sun rises

whatever it is I expect to find.

There is nothing ordinary about it.


Tom Sastry


Gratitude to Tom for his permission to post his wonderful poem (from his Laureate’s Choice Pamphlet ‘Complicity’).

Here’s the book link:-

Wishing all of you blessings in your ordinary, extraordinary days this Christmas season and always.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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