“Buried Dreams” Poem of the Day (2022)

Buried Dreams

By Ashley O’Hare

Buried deep

in the backyard

of my childhood home

is my future.

All of my carefully thought out

hopes and dreams;

every ounce

of my youthful energy

has been safely stored

underneath the boards

on the back deck.

Oh, how wrecked

little me would be

if she had to see

those crucial years of planning

go to waste.

I never went back.

It is still resting

cold and alone

at a place

I once happily

called home

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