Peaches & Poetry by Grace Hasson

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Peaches & Poetry

I’m trying to leave my phone in the drawer,
to get enough sleep, and drink more water.
All while the world tumbles towards
becoming rubble—it feels inevitable.
But I’ve started buying peaches and
writing poetry. I’ve deleted dating apps
for more time with me.
I’m digging deep, I’m in therapy—
I’m searching for ways to feel less empty.
I’m finally starting to appreciate the journey,
but it’s like relighting a candle just as a
hurricane sweeps in from the East.
I’m scared the world will end before
I know what it’s like to be happy.

Grace Hasson is the self-published author of Into the Orange Grove, a singer-songwriter, and a fiction writer. She defines herself as a true lover of writing, no matter the form.

Image: Lokal_Profil, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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