Then and Now
By Ashley O’Hare
I used to look into your eyes
and see past your arrogant pride;
to hear truths that refuse to be denied;
to believe in our possibility to thrive.
Now at first glance I see a coward
waiting hours and hours
for trivial fears to devour
all that we thought to be ours.
You cannot claim to be an adult,
then hold me entirely at fault.
Ignorance must be your body’s natural default
seeing as you act dumb when you are caught.