Until One Day
November 1974

“Until One Day,” New Era, Nov. 1974, 50

Until One Day

I came to college.

I thought I knew myself—

Each day I was the same.

Until one day

I awoke

To discover I was different.

I grew to know myself,

To understand my mind.

My thoughts, my feelings

Became my own, not others’.

It happened

Slowly, continuously.

No one noticed

Until one day

I was different.

Each day I changed.

With each experience.

With each new friend,

I changed; I grew.

But no one noticed

I was different

Until one day.