poetry

“There Was A Time” Poem

There Was A Time

By Ashley O’Hare

There was a time

when fifteen feet felt like fifteen miles.

There was a time

when winter wasn’t enough to chill my bones.

There was a time

when my boundaries had no broken lines.

There was a time a time

when my body still felt like mine.

Maybe it was a point of pride

to invade my space like you were mine.

Maybe it is on me

that now ten states apart is too close for comfort.

Maybe I should have reached out for help

and asked a stranger to get me out.

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