poetry

Summer Series: “Ode to the Sky: A Sonnet”

Summer Series: “Ode to the Sky: A Sonnet”

When the exhale of winter tints you blue and the colors you hid begin to leak, I pine to plunge my soul inside that hue, to rest my frigid hand upon your cheek, to grasp the heated heart I shivered for, buried beneath the cotton […]

Summer Series: “Ode to Lemonade”

Summer Series: “Ode to Lemonade”

Sour sunshine in my glass And sugar on my lips, And your syrupy taste and class Complements my bag of chips. Whether cold, condensation on my hands Or warmed from summer sun Whether real and pulpy, or fizzy from a can Or pink, yellow, even […]

Summer Series: “Ode to Sand”

Summer Series: “Ode to Sand”

Water molds your millions of pieces. Your fragments compact into forms. The tide’s fury decreases. And the sun dries you warm. You captivate me with your shine. Each piece of glass and rock reflects. The world around you declines, And feeds your magnificence with tiny […]

Time Eater

Time Eater

It’s late, but I find myself here again Watching nonsense til my eyes burn bright red My Bedtime has passed; its long after ten Sneaking upstairs to munch on fancy bread Really, I can’t sleep alone anymore The warm heat you used to give off […]

Regret

Regret

Empty seats. Mocking, waiting. Never filled. Considered but not. Crumbling, wrinkling. Regret. Facing back, I choose the new. Soft heads, tender hands. Eyes, glistening. First smiles, first steps. Guiding hands, smoothing hair. Wiping tears. Grasping. Wrinkled hands, filled seats. Catherine Elliott | ’20

Ode to a Mirror

Ode to a Mirror

Oh mirror, I understand what the Greek boy meant When he leaned toward his reflection in the pool. Lips flushed, eyes dark, neck bent, Knowing then that love makes all men fools. You’ve made me needy, mirror, with your glassy wiles I want with every […]

Curiosity

Curiosity

My toes dangled above a seemingly endless pit To fall would be a certain death Pointless loss when I smash into the bottom But What if it’s not? I felt drawn to the mysteries the abyss held My heart pounded as I gazed into the […]