Weekly encouragements to help you express yourself.

By Keira E McDonough

i stand here hollow in the ghost of myself
Wishing that I was something more than
A ribcage that protrudes when i stretch
all i have been and all i could be
Is nothing
If i can’t see my collarbone
If my friend doesn’t remark “wow your hips are so bony”
If i can walk up the stairs
If i can drive
If i can perform
It’s worth it
It’s a sacrifice but
It’s worth it
I played my cards
And i went all in.

Look where that got me.

A response to our National Poetry Month 2023 prompt

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