“Unseen” Poem of the Day (2022)


By Ashley O’Hare

Holding onto walls

trying not to fall.

I cannot see

two feet in front of me.

My tears blur my vision,

preventing me from escaping this prison.

My heart is racing.

I should stop pacing. 

I should lie down, turn off the light,

but my gut refuses to lose a fight. 

Clasping my hand to my wrist

I give my fingers a twist

until I feel the drumming pulse

reminding me that I have a soul.

It’s still trapped inside

with the part of me that died

that cold summer night

in the middle of July.

But I can’t see it. 

I can’t see me. 

I can’t see.

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