6 A Chance at “Trying This”

Opeyemi Ojo (OPME)
2 min readOct 8, 2020

I woke up at 7 AM

My nervous system

Ignored the melatonin pill

I swallowed 4 hours ago

The butterflies in my stomach

Created an effect with their wings

Making it hard for me to drift off


It’s been years since I woke up before the alarm. I have nothing to be worried about and everything to be happy for. I set it for 9, but I’m up now. I look over to my phone and there you are. We fell asleep on FaceTime.



Opeyemi Ojo (OPME)

Opeyemi Ojo took a hiatus from poetry to focus on a newfound love for short stories. She soon returned to poetry, proving that you never forget your first.