“Suppressed Memories” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Suppressed Memories”

By Ashley O’Hare

Every suppressed memory

is flooding back with a vengeance.

After years of staying hidden and numb,

I finally feel alive and young.

Nothing has breached the vacuum of my life–

all changed have occurred inside.

All this time

I could have cured the pain

with my suppressed memories.

Living in an igloo

deep in the arctic

has left my bones chilled

and my heart frostbitten.

My apologies for the cold–

luckily I have already scheduled

a trip to the tropics.

I hear there, smiles

are back in style.

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