Poetry: "today then tomorrow" by r.h. Sin

Whiskey Words and a Shovel IIIThis month r.h Sin releases a new (and deliciously sizable, at 336 pages) volume of poetry with Whiskey Words & a Shovel III—the final book in his groundbreaking trilogy. Below is the poem "today then tomorrow" from his new book.

r.h. Sin’s dedicated following on Instagram and Twitter have come to expect his messages of empowerment and self-love. He encourages women to stay strong, know that they are worthy of love, and deserve to be treated well.

 

today then tomorrow

  by r.h. Sin

choosing myself is the most obvious choice
and yet it has become the hardest thing
I’ve ever had to do
going back and forth with my decision to leave
so hard on myself
based on that decision, my future unclear

it’s scary not knowing
what tomorrow will look like
but it’s terrifying
knowing that I’ll waste another day
trying to love the unlovable
the very predictable
the inconsiderate, you

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Rh Sin author photoBorn in New Brunswick, New Jersey, later moving to Florida, r.h. Sin comes from a place where a life of pain is the norm and destruction is constant. Through a love for reading and writing at a very young age, r.h. Sin was able to pull away from some of the social distractions that plagued so many of his peers. Returning to the northeast and moving to New York in pursuit of love and an opportunity to find success, the young modern poet is doing just that. (Photo by Samantha King)

 


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today then tomorrow -- beautiful, triggered a lifetime of emotion for me. I love short poems that do that. I strive for that. A burst of emotion but never a snap decision. What decision is?

Posted by: Susana Nevarez-Marquez | Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 8:23 AM

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