poetry

“Lost Heartbeats” Poem of the Day (2022)

Lost Heartbeats

By Ashley O’Hare

I have read the reports,

seen photos of you in public court.

I have looked a million times;

I still cannot believe my eyes.

Were you out of your mind

when you committed your crimes?

How did you change so much

from your teenage prime?

The youthful eyes in my mind

want to defend you again;

to suddenly turn blind

to every warning sign.

I can’t make me believe

another one of your lies.

They tell me I’m lucky-

I got away from you in early.

You’re the only person who knows

that my heart had already stopped beating.

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