“We Were Too Young” Poem of the Day (2022)

We Were Too Young

By Ashley O’Hare

We were too young.

When we gazed upon the night sky,

we saw pretty, shiny lights.

Their backstories were lost to us.

Their long histories;

how they collaborated to create constellations

never crossed our minds.

Maybe if we knew,

we would have been spared

the trivial irritation

of their poorly photographed translation.

We didn’t know

the art of appreciation.

We didn’t know

the benefits of benevolence.

We were too young

for the whole truth.

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