Keep Quiet by Ashley Ortizcazarin ’18

Keep quiet

Whispers scatter the room

I look off for nothing but catch a stare

Eye contact creates an invisible force


Keep quiet

One wrong move, that is who you are for the next four years

Sweaty palms and shaky knees

My heart is out of control

Anticipation overwhelms me to present in front of class


Keep quiet

You’re not quite sure if that was supposed to be funny or insulting

Jokes hurt

This will be over soon


Keep quiet

No matter how many reasons gather up

None of them are good enough

They know you did it


I search for someone to blame

The silver glass reveals an unwanted reality


Keep quiet