“The Unknown” Poem of the Day (2022)

“The Unknown”

By Ashley O’Hare

The sun’s shining;

gleaming between my fingertips.

It’s a lovely day,

but I can’t enjoy a minute of it.

My mind is wandering–

I hardly recognize where my body is,

but the hair rising on my arm

let me know where you are.

The tweeting birds

remind sure I’m still here.

On the surface

it’s a fairy tale;

a dream come true–

who wouldn’t want to spend

a peaceful day in nature

looking at you?

No one knows

the movie playing in my mind.

No one knows

how someone can be so cruel

yet appear so kind.


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