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to Hope, Intrepid

On a search for


I was sat across

the Intrepid,

just a fence

and a bit of sea

between us.


As I was wishing,

so fervently,

through the depths

and the darkness of the night,

I might not have noticed

the Sun,

over my shoulder,

beginning to rise.


I hoped for

the certainty

prescribed for Fear —

the insidious syndrome,

pernicious and insipid.


The day breaks

like a fever,


And here’s

to hoping, Intrepid

with me.


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Eshiemomoh Osilama Eshiemomoh Osilama (1 Posts)


Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Eshiemomoh Osilama is a second-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA class of 2024. He graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He enjoys reading and writing poetry, baking, theater, singing, museums, traveling, beaches and oceans, photography, and being an extraordinary guncle.