The Torchbearer
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The Torchbearer

Next Move

A Poem With Commentary

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

I hide
my fear
in a cup
of coffee,
taking sips
now and then,
hoping to avoid
the anger
in your eyes.
You don’t approve
of my silence
or lack of words.
The more
you push,
the more
I withdraw.
I nibble
on a doughnut
and wait
your next move.

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