a free-verse lament

Photo by Walter Gaspar on Unsplash

Vitriol pierces the heart so much easier
when you are on the outside looking in,
– seeing happiness, other people’s happiness,
just through the gate.

Life has many gatekeepers.
Sometimes, those gatekeepers
deem you unworthy, clanging shut;
iron mechanisms slamming into place.

Sounds, thoughts, memories, and all that anger



Christina M. Ward

Writing in health, wellness, cannabis, relationships. Contributor — LA Weekly, OK! mag, Today’s Health Sciences. Content writer — Vegamour, cbdMD, Asé.