Award Winning Poetry

So, I entered a poetry contest. I submitted three poems; Bittersweet Sacrifices, Oh How You’ve Grown, and Rain. I wasn’t sure which of these would get the best response, if any response at all. I went into this contest excitedly, putting my work into the world. I didn’t expect to hear anything back from it….

Voice

I met his voice before I met his eyes. I heard him rambling on endlessly about the vast, empty but simultaneously overflowing universe. He would say the meaning of life could be found somewhere between the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls in the morning and forgiveness. To him,everything was a thought just waiting to be…

Vertical

I text you in the early morning when I wake before you and you text me when I am fast asleep as you study for APUSH. Think about all the stars and the way even though we are miles apart, we are admiring the same crooked constellation. I miss you endlessly and seeing you only…

Mother’s Day

It’s your day, Mom.  I remember our last Mother’s Day. I put together a beautiful little fruit plate in the shape of a flower with a caramel candy (your favorite) in the center. You laughed when you saw it when I walked in your room with the blue hand-painted-breakfast-in-bed table. Your ear to ear grin…