Cursed Blessings

A poem

Ashley Lorraine Bridges
2 min readJul 2, 2022


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i feel such disdain

for what makes up my DNA

and what it’s done to my brain

all i want is to be okay.

i’ve become bitter, unwilling to accept

a piece of the person that i am

this graceless genetic defect