“Small Town Clique” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Small Town Clique”

By Ashley O’Hare

It’s funny how

fitting in

never ends up

working out

even in small towns.

I tried daily

to contort myself,

but ultimately I failed.

I was never taught to lie well.

So I keep my heart

buried deep inside;

my face turned down

until I can run and hide.

It’s too much work–

a full time job,

to lurk outside,

hoping to one day

be accepted.

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