“My Great Mistake” Poem

My Great Mistake

By Ashley O’Hare

Recently I made a mistake;

I started re-reading the story of my life.

Things look different

in the absence of a rosy tint

that was always too childlike.

My happy memories

once a fuzzy and warm hug

now leave a sour illness in my gut

because in hindsight

no light can be that bright.

I’m embarrassed by my choice of words,

my impressive state of deep oblivion

and the clothes I left the house in.

Too many years have passed

to remember the naive joy of the moment.

Now I’m left disappointed—

a ghost of the innocent girl’s enjoyment.

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