(written April 2023)

Unsplash Image by Daniel Mingook Kim


the ice breaks

I sink below the surface

as I lie among

every mistake

I have made

in my life.

I cannot lie

or pretend I

am blameless,

it would be

shameless to try.

I am human

not given

a book of instructions

the day I was born.

Are you guilt-free?

Then cast the first stone.

The water grows colder

as I sink deeper

for my sins.

Game of life

no one wins

no one gets out alive

only the strong survive.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson

All rights reserved

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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