poetry

“Success” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Success”

By Ashley O’Hare

If tonight I packed up,

followed my dreams

and tomorrow wound up on tv,

do not take my success as an opportunity

to wake up suddenly

and again befriend me.

If you don’t like me for my heart–

if you don’t care for the rags

then you don’t deserve a cut of the riches

I have coming to me.

Regardless of what you choose to do,

from my angle, we are through.

You had years by my side

to show me where your loyalties lie.

I’m cutting off the dead weight

before it is too little too late.

There is just too much on my plate

now that I’m righting every last mistake.

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