Updated: Dec 31, 2020
We were taught to squeeze our
eyes shut as we fall into water.
Curl, cradle, cough up again.
In dreams, she devoured whole
horizons while I skipped from
crest to crest, reeling in
fish from her teeming breaths—
how easy, to forget the way we
marble her spine with accidents,
synthesize sickness into her throat.
Billow, break, beg in bone-blue,
gone-blue, heed the calls quelled
by sequined limbs—in dreams,
I hear that we cannot boil the
neglect out of seawater, nor rinse
away regret from a basin drained.
So later, we’ll be slaked with
cups of cold salt & swim in the
cusp of a skeleton, the treasures
all gulped out in greed—
O, how she weeps: but will you
listen? Will you come &
Vicky Wang is a high school junior from Jericho, New York. She is loves photography, programming, engineering, and music. Her passion for engineering and love for designing has qualified her and her robotics team a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics state competition amongst fifty other teams, early 2020. Photography is her creative outlet and it allows her to freely express herself and capture the beauty of the world through a lens. When she is not creating, Vicky loves playing badminton, baking, and watching cute dog videos at 3am in the morning.