poetry

“Confessions” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Confessions”

By Ashley O’Hare

Confession time:

it was never your words I feared;

it was mine.

I have met with

the Devil’s advocates;

not even they

could conjure the powerful blows

erupting from my mind.

My mind. My heart–

their plans have never aligned;

they will never see eye-to-eye.

The world is too dark

for my glass heart.

My mind’s interpretation

captures a universe devoid of any glimmers.

But my heart

has a mind of its own.

While hiding in the shadows,

it knew it was strong enough

to love you.

Like the Northern Star,

you guided me home

and buried deep

my mind’s lies.

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