“My Mistake” Poem of the Day (2022)

“My Mistake”

By Ashley O’Hare

I make a mistake.

Today I stepped

outside to rake

and everything changed.

Without my security blanket,

oxygen was free

to dive into my lungs-

the air is sweet.

My pessimism

disappeared with a gust of wind,

tagging along with the dandelions

in search of a new place to begin.

The sky is brighter

without a pair of blinders;

this beautiful world is kinder.

Now I’ll never

be the same.

I know too much

to play those old games.


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