“Starting From Scratch” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Starting From Scratch”

By Ashley O’Hare

When I start to progress

life breaks me,

forcing me to start from scratch.

Why should I bother

starting anew

when I know it will never last?

How can I store this hope

that the light inside

can stifle the shadow’s cast?

Every time I face my demons

I turn around

to find a new batch.

There is only so much I can do

before my last shred of self

is finally snatched.

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