Ophelia

By Chelsea L.

Where do you walk?
On the water’s edge
With faltering steps
And lowered head
When will it end?
When you drown in the dark
Dragged to the depths
By the weight of your heart
Who will you trust?
To lead you across
The bridge burning down
With the one coin for fee
Why wander on?
When rest is so near
Will you lay down your load
To the river below
How can you fall?
When the world is so dark
And hidden inside
Your soul is ablaze
 
-C.S.L. 1/5/13

Someday

BY CHELSEA L.

photography by Jarka
Someday
I’ll find my way
On lonely paths
Past river song
And find
Where I belong
 
Someday
I’ll run away
Before the dawn
In silver rain
And slip
Free of these chains
 
Someday
I’ll stand at bay
By whispering wind
To face my fears
And dry
These lingering tears
 
 
 

Nighthawks

By Chelsea Liu

Artwork by Trinette W. (Grade 8)
Darkness falls
The starry cloak
Veils the world
In mist
The day is a dream
And I slumber with
My eyes
Wide
Open     
Drifting
Sinking into shadows
Breathing
I live in the night
And the night lives inside
My mind
I haunt the alleys
Whispers in
A silent street
Tiptoe down my spine
A soft confession
Scared of the light
And afraid
To let go
Of the darkness within