“These Days” Poem of the Day (2022)

“These Days”

By Ashley O’Hare

These days

I cannot decipher

the real from the fake.

When my heart is at stake,

the pressure is cranked up to eight.

Why try to get famous

when you hate the mirror?

Why turn to take the high road

when every choice is destined to fade into oblivion?

If the

sleepless nights,

growling stomach,

and bruises

add up to nothing–

why did I endure

years and years

of consistent suffering?

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