One Year

Photo by Alexandr Popadin on Unsplash

after Kristin Dwyer’s “Some Mistakes Were Made”

a year is not a long time,
it passes as a prayer;
when they deign to carry on
they come even faster, swear.

a year is not a long time
to heal the wounds we slit
into our calloused hides,
our skin can barely knit.

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

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(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.