Poetry 07, 2014

There are many regrets I have, giant and minuscule:
Being unappreciative of the family that lifts me up
and my dear friends who protect me from ridicule
Making poor decisions and letting them disrupt
Eating that last piece of pizza when I was already full
Forgetting to water my dying plants
Standing my ground and then losing my nerve
Allowing my eyes to live pulled over with wool
Sitting too long with a choice and not taking a chance
And lacking the courage to love myself the way I deserve

Prompt: Write an ode to one regret that you have. NaPoWriMo

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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