Fortune or Fortunate
By Ashley O’Hare
All my life I believed
celebrities were to envied;
all their voices in my brain
slowly driving me insane.
I couldn’t admit to wanting a simple life
or my goal to be a man’s wife;
to one day look into my child’s eyes
and know that everything turned out just fine.
I would never be fulfilled by fame
or the parties that are pretty lame.
I don’t need to see my name in bright lights—
I just want to feel safe at night.