poetry

“Puppy Love” Poem of the Day (2023)

“Puppy Love”

By Ashley O’Hare

Holding hands

hidden from teachers’ eyes-

a puppy love affair.

No intentions.

No concern for the future.

No lies.

Never once contemplating a separation.

Two hearts encouraging each other

in a race against pain.

This can only end

one of two ways:

A sweet tale of unconditional love

to pass down to future generations

or

a bittersweet tragedy

rivaling Romeo and Juliet’s story

in true complexity.

Sweet beginnings

make for painful ends.

It would be wise

to stop pulling this thread.

Right here.
Right now.

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