Apotheosis

memories by Gracie Anderson ’21

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

they watch the sky fall back remembering the past day the way my childhood was put together the rain hitting the slide on the playground on which i grew up it left me confused i was changed   th...

My Depression by Ellie Mitchell ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

My depression creates another person out of me.    I feel like a puppet hanging on strings, and my depression is playing with me. It creates another person with different personalities, someone I hate to be faced with.   It makes...

Find your Voice by Kennedy Harris ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Quiet, discrete, shy. All things that you are I see you walking around all mellow and alone, Your always by yourself, I saw a girl who said hello to you, and all you did was look at her. Why didn't you speak? Why do you never spe...

Lovely by Kathryn Gefre ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Lovely, she sat there. Fake laughing and smiling even though she wishes she was at home with her mom. Lovely, she under ate and she promised herself she deserves it. Lovely, she realizes how much it hurts when she is not...

Mother’s Day by Rhys Duffy ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

When mother’s day comes around People always ask me my plans Big grins upon their face “What are you getting your mom?” “Did you make her breakfast in bed?” Well. I suppose I would if I lived with her anymore. ...

Ni de aquí, ni de allá by Karen Martinez-Beltran ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

There’s this saying that goes something like: “Ni de aquí, ni de allá”  “Not from here, nor there”  You see, I was born in a different country than the one I’m living in right now. I was conceived from a tan mot...

Where I’m From by Karen Martinez-Beltran ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

I am from el trapeador y la escoba, from Fabuloso and the loud sound of cumbias you hear outside of your room on an early Saturday morning.   I am from the 4th apartment building you see as soon as you turn right ...

Sorrow of a Digital World by Kayla Farrey ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

I daydream, during calc or physics, reminiscing on my youth. Remembering how I used to wipe off grimy fingerprints from hard copy DVDs. Back when a movie jumped because of a smudge or speck of dirt, Not calibrating ...

Honey on a plantation by Alana Kabaka ’21

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

honey on a plantation grown in the creases of my arms curled behind my knees curdled in my hands i walk on the bones of the slave on segregation i walk on sugar cane and cassava my bones seasoned by my mot...

Social Media by Caitlin Fox ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

The consumption of a teenager’s life Nearly all of us can relate Picking up our phones hundreds of times a day Right when you wake up, at school, in the bathroom, while you eat It’s second-nature, we bring our phones everywhere...

The Covers of Books by Grace Juckniess ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Walking outside on a cold winter evening, stepping through the doors of a restaurant, crossing the street, shopping at the mall, going to the grocery store, working out at the gym.   Our eyes glaze over hundred...

For My People by Julio Marin-Beltran ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

For my people, who travel unpaved roads under the beaming sun Stunned by its reflection Reflecting on the beauty of the goals ahead Hardened by the sand beneath their feet   For my people, ...mi gente de resp...

The Friend by Julia Hoover ’20

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

Six girls crying in the back of a church Fighting off demons that torture and hurt Beautiful temple, but tired and faint Breaking hearts and chipping paint Watching her crumble from the other side Prison walls ...

Evil Highway by Estelle Beutz ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

Evil Highway   33 miles of blacktop lay ahead of him. He drives this highway every day to a soy-bean farm. A humble family farm on the border of South Dakota and Nebraska. It doesn’t pay much, but ...

My Actions by Taylor Anderson ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

“My Actions” People fear death, hate, rejection They fear others freewill so much they oppress their own, They live so long only to see their life amount to the spare change in their pocket   Life is n...

wilted flowers by Alana Kabaka ’21

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

picking up the petals of the stupid game he loves me he loves me not he told her to keep her voice down that her words were nothing but a road block when she would cry i put her head to my chest i look her in her e...

Working hard by Lucy White ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Working hard is more than just “working hard”. Overcoming every obstacle that society throws in your way. Having the connections you wish you’d inherited from your family. Putting dinner on the table with less than $1...

Not Enough Time by Emily Olson ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

“OMG, can I be you?” “Wow, you look so good!” I sit scrolling through my phone at these comments when I get home and the clock reads 3:30. I tweet, post, like, share, comment, snap. It's 6:00 now. I don’t even realiz...

Tick Tock by Jane Hoyt ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Time transcends all human control And to those who can’t bear the thought of no control It is an enemy A brutal force Time   It manipulates everything in its path Causes cells to multiply Until there are ...

African American citizen by Madison Johnson ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

I am an African American citizen. Every day I am reminded that my skin is different than my peers. Their privilege blinds them, I don’t have the energy to fight. For that’s what their ancestors did to mine. I have to act...

The Look by Lily Nederveld ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

it’s midnight now, and you continue to scroll staring at the tiny waisted, tan, bleach blonde, face tuned faces and figures those girls on your screen seem happy and perfect they have “the look.” why aren’t yo...

Interpretation by Maizy Jackson ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

Wanderlust and hundreds of colors You don’t know what’s before you What’s real is often quite deceiving But you imagination pulls you closer To see the infinite universe Some say its space Others say say its waste ...

Fear Among the Walls by Angie Del Angel ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Fear is everywhere we go there’s no time we don’t come across with it We carry fear like if it’s part of our identity We run from our countries so we can live a life without fear and shadows Coming to “the land of t...

Solo by Frankie Lynch ’20

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

Esquiando por el bosque La nieve cae y el viento sopla cansados Mis pies son Frías mis manos están   Pienso que me perdí No se la dirección Solo sigo el camino y espero que regrese   A...

Expectations by Will Janda ’19

May 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

Expectations Have you ever just stopped, felt the expectations on your shoulders. Beared the weight of the assumptions, straining just to not fall down. Parents, teachers, friends, everyone, expecting you to act much older, ...

The Look by Lily Nederveld ’19

April 1, 2019

Filed under Poetry 2019

it’s midnight now, and you continue to scroll staring at the tiny waisted, tan, bleach blonde, face tuned faces and figures those girls on your screen seem happy and perfect they have “the look.” why aren’t yo...

Black Bodies by Alana Kabaka ’21

March 19, 2019

Filed under Poetry, Poetry 2019

i try not to step on the bones of my ancestors but they seem to be scattered everywhere sweet secrets of bleaching skin with lemon juice i am seeking secrets slept on unsatisfied tough i try to swim with weights tied...