The Bad Thing happened first thing in the morning
thereby coloring all the things that had happened since
all the things great and momentous as well
as those of no particular consequence
causing her to finally ask at the end of the day
what really had happened after all and
was it truly as important as all that
important enough to undermine a whole day
which could as far as she or anyone knew
have been her last?
To which she had to answer no.