Today & Prior

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:13 -- alyq

It is as an old photograph,

fading with every second

that ticks by.

It is the bone broken at age four

fused back together 

by sheer vigor, and youth.

It is the discrete licks of cookie dough

off of the spoon

taken when backs were turned.

It is the nostalgia 

enveloping the scared girl at sleep-away camp.

It is the anxiety arising 

over a mother's broken vase.

It is all the atoms

making up my agile body.

It is every element of my being,

today and prior,

every misplaced footing

and every step back up.

It is my past,

and it makes me



Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741