being visited by words

What is it with the word today?
It’s come and hasn’t gone away.

I’d like to entertain a thought
And have some sandwiches for tea,
But it’s simply out of the question
When I have other company.

It’s not that I don’t have the space.
It’s a matter of being able
To speak with conviction without
Another word at the table.

Yesterday today stayed here
And will tomorrow, too, I fear.

Poem title from chapter 53 of poemcrazy by Susan G. Wooldridge.

Peace to your !