Sunday, May 26, 2024

Young Writer

A hand scribbles in a notebook surrounded by crumpled-up pieces of paper.

To My Poetry

I cannot connect with you For I am so worried about what others might say
In Danger of Melting Away by Sonja Lippmann for The Beauty of Shabbos by Kayla Colchamiro

The Beauty of Shabbos

Our voices create a channel / To leave the heartache and hurt of the past week
Sunset by Lydia Miller for 4,7,8 by Ary Hammerman

4,7,8

I breathe in the risk of vulnerability, of wishful thinking that one day I will be more than a breath.
SchoolAnxiety_SonjaLippmann_HelloMe.jpg

“Hello, Me”

"Without my medication, I am like a car driving in the rain, with a person who doesn’t know how to turn on the windshield wipers."
Bubbles_HannahRubenstein 2/14/23

The Sandbox

I’m too big for sandboxes now, you said. Billy says only little kids play in sandboxes,
The Gap Between My Front Teeth byTova Weiss, Reflections By Caroline Koppel

The Gap Between My Front Teeth

“Why would I remove the gap between my front teeth?”
JugglingFire_SonjaLippmann_IAmNotYourNumber

I Am Not Your Number

“We pray to the god you don't want us to believe in”
Buzzing Bees by Gabby Marshall - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

Buzzing Bees

“They gave me a task. A mission./Create a story, they said/That was all it took.”
So This Is How It Goes by Casey Bader - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

So This Is How It Goes

“Everything’s true to memory, but memory isn’t always true to life.”
Broken Lines of Belonging by Natalie Dweck Romero - Photo by Danielle Deculus

Broken Lines of Belonging

“The stranger thing was, it felt like I’d been staring down my whole life.”
Gray Area by A.L.Liss - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

Gray Area

“The world comes in shades of gray”
Speaking through the music by Tova Weiss

Speaking Through Music

"If I can make my flute cry, people will feel it, no matter what language they speak. If I can make my violin laugh, people will hear it, no matter where they come from."
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