by Nadia Zywina, Age 12, Canada
Artwork by Lucy Zhang
The prompt of the month for August was “sand.”
Love Equivalent to War
I open my eyes and smile,
rising up slightly to reach your height.
I swoop down to give you a grand hug,
only for you to reach out your arms,
and cast me back to my home again.
You get sick of me easily,
I keep coming back for more.
You are a sandy shore,
and I am a monster
You’re scared of me;
my sudden outbursts frighten you.
Fate is in my hands,
and I could destroy you with just one wave.
It would wear you thin and fragile,
until you built up once again.
I have to control my temper,
but the demons always win.
You get sick of me easily.
I am the pest in your life.
Your arms grow tired from holding me back;
you pray to end this strife.
Nadia writes, “I am pulsing with new thoughts and ideas daily, and I love to put pen to paper to express those thoughts.”