Little Do We Know

What did folks do before almanacs
and forecasts,
did they have stretches of gray
days where they just said,
if tomorrow I don’t see sun
I’m throwing it all in
I’ve told myself I can live
through three solid days
of cloud and looming
doom, because
the sun is coming again,
it’ll be all right, but if
I didn’t know when,
if there wasn’t an end
to the tunnel,
what would I do?