“A Great Adversary” Poem of the Day (2022)

“A Great Adversary”

By Ashley O’Hare

From memory games

to confessing feelings,

my mind is forever against me.

It floods my body with doubt

until my lungs warn me

I am about to drown.

What is it like

to answer a question

without crippling fear?

How do I silence

a monster

living within me?

There is no medicine

on the face of the Earth

that will ever work.

The only silver lining:

a fear of my shadow

proves there is light in this life.

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