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Achilles Heel

by Joe Cramer

My self-inflicted Achilles heel

Hangs before me, like the Sword of Damocles.

I admit my failings, shortcomings,

My innane addictions.

My prediction

Is that it will indeed

Be the death of me.

It has already been the dirth of me.

Perhaps if it were discovered

And aired, out in the open

That soft, sweet spot would

Simply disappear forever.

Until then, I keep my ankles covered.


Author's Note: ... recent ramblings.....

Posted on 06/20/2008
Copyright © 2022 Joe Cramer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Samiah Haque on 02/01/09 at 08:06 AM

this is beautiful-and the ending pulls at you. i had to reread it a few times, not because i didn't understand it, but because i hated to leave the words, the poem. thank you for sharing this :)

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