Winter Blues Frenemies, a poem by Mirvat Manal at
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Winter Blues Frenemies

Winter Blues Frenemies

written by: Mirvat Manal



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.

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