“The Greatest Burden” Poem of the Day (2022)

The Greatest Burden

By Ashley O’Hare

I wish my skin 

didn’t scrape

and my bones

couldn’t break.

I wish I didn’t

need to sleep

and I could live

without food to eat.

I wish my body 

was stronger

and I could live

a while longer. 

Sometimes I find

being human

to be the

greatest burden.

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