Category: Youth

What we are Becoming

We believe in curses. The names we’ve been called, The feeling we were being Overlooked on the playground   The whispers behind our backs The quickly muttered greetings & sideways glances Hands held between people   But not ours. We shared our lunch with…

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The cabin air feels tight Depressurizing And as I sit here not yet realizing What’s happening, A picture pops into my head Of you, eating grapes At our table Laughing at the ordinary moment Of me dropping my milk “Typical” You smirked And that…

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To serve others was all she’d ever known. Bred for a purpose, now she would become a housewarming gift for a lucky gentleman. “Make sure you know what he likes to eat,” scolded her mother, “or else you’ll always have an irritable man.” Other…

The Pain of Adolescence

Too much time has passed to save her. All that’s left is a hollow Right here in my chest. I miss her – the fun we used to have – The realness & fullness between us – Ripe, like summer fruit. The juice drips…

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