Three-Hundred-Eleven Words

By Jeffery Battersby ‘24g (Creative Writing) I put some poetry down today, for the first time since your mother’s call Fifty-seven words of prose to set me straight   ​I copied two old poems into the notebook that you gave ​Bright red with Steppenwolf emblazoned on its face ​It holds a baker’s dozen now ​Thirteen …

No Laughing Matter

By Ashley Rose ’21g (English) At first, it wasn’t even a concern. Every year, there’s always some new illness, right? What made COVID-19 any different? So people made memes and laughed at it. Then people started dying. “Eh, it’s in China, it can’t get us here,” they said. Laugh, click share, And then it reached the …

Low Tide

By Cheyenne Heinen ’21g (Adolescence Education: English) I have been a low tide at six in the morning and six in the evening. I come out at six this morning to play at people’s feet until the sun goes down and it is dark and I must go back to be a whole ocean alone …