Winter Blues Frenemies, a poem by Mirvat Manal at Spillwords.com
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Winter Blues Frenemies

Winter Blues Frenemies

written by: Mirvat Manal

@mirvatmanal

 

I fear acceptance in places,
Places I’ve not yet assured admittance.
I beg for worthiness,
For worthiness I know I’m too weak in mind to ever pursue.
How does today become the day after tomorrow
Within a short daydream?
Poison seeps from my mind,
As I lay my weapons down,
This luxury people refer to as defeat,
Is far from a humbling torture.
Under my blanket my feet are grounded,
In hardened cement shoes.
Submerged in unwelcome hibernation,
I introduced my good friend, Progress
To my annoying acquaintance, Avoidance
And they became frenemies.

Mirvat Manal

Mirvat Manal

Mirvat Manal is a fiction writer and poet based in Manchester. Her work has been published in The Leon Literary Review, Maudlin House and The Cabinet of Heed. Mirvat has also been included in Best New British & Irish Poets Anthology 2021.
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