Just when I thought it was bleak,
the Sun showed me different.
A twist in the plan
Something to revel in
and it never saw it coming
How does one handle it all?
when people are tearing at your teeth
and making wounds in your flesh.
There are other things to be happy about,
they tell me.
Ignore the terrors, the troublemakers, the doubters,
they don’t know you.
But they are there – picking, poking, grabbing,
pieces of me fall away.
This is for my own good?
I think not as I meet their eyes.
They disappear, dropping their swords,
and telling me I’ll regret it later.
But I regret it now, their occupancy.
And no more will they follow me.
Banishment, I feast on your nourishment.
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Apprentice Editor: Sue Adair/Editor: Jenna Penielle Lyons
Photo: Courtesy of the author