30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: Write a poem about something you hold sacred.

Sometimes
it feels
as elusive
as a winning number
but I
– but we –
hold steadfast that
it’s just around the corner
or down the block
or in the next station
waiting for us
to find it
hidden ‘neath the rubble,
the garbage,
the despair,
that thing they call
hope.

NMM

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About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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One Response to 30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 19

  1. t h i n g s + f l e s h says:

    the details in your poem are affecting, and you dole them out sparingly; i really like that. thank you for sharing your starkly beautiful poem with me today. tony

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