“Opening Up” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Opening Up”

By Ashley O’Hare

You asked for my name;

fished for my wildest dreams.

Did I wish for fame?

Did I want a white wedding?
When did I change my hair?

Was it intentional?

Did I like that boy over there?
Would it hurt to know he didn’t feel the same?

If you were ever the friend

you confidently claimed,

how could you take the knife

and leave me maimed?

How could I have been so blind?

It isn’t like me to open up to someone

who never paid me any mind.

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