SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: Writers in the Schools

“Ode to Loss,” by Ryan Thich

I forget your love hurts How others forget death To say these blurry motions of mines Aren’t of my heavy eyes, even I forget dreams exist at night It’s your starry eyes, blue skin Blue lips, still hair Still, I’m not ready to face you Cause just knowing you’re close Is enough to make my […]

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“Inheritance,” by Janae Lu

You ask me what I will inherit, You want the easy answer—the kind I would have given you as a child When the glass was half full and full of fairytales, 3D printed hearts, primordial forests, Cars made of sun, bodies on the moon. Back then, the possibilities were infinite. People fell in love over […]

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“Silence is a limb,” by Fatra Hussein

My limbs go loose. Digging deeper and deeper into the earth. As if they are searching for food. My blood seeps out. I wince at the wound. It’s been there since I learned how to talk. It kept me silent when they wronged me. My throat is dry. I search for water as if she […]

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“Dear Spanish,” by Mateo Acuña

Hello old friend. Have you stopped hiding from me? Have you stopped pretending that you’re listening just around the corner, is that why you touch me with silence? Or is it because two worlds are tearing me apart and I don’t have enough native blood in my mouth to bring you as sacrifice? You of […]

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“Time is Funny and Sad” by Hafsa Muse

Time is how flowers grow slow. Time is how flowers die fast. Time is a fox that used to be a cat. Time is the past that used to be the future. Time used to be a clock. Time is a frog dancing on a cat. Time is like a leaf blowing off a tree. […]

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“Glimmer” by Vayuna Lamba

At 24 mile creek you can see the sea. The ocean is right to me. In the forest we chatter and have fun and datter and tell puns. Within the dock without a lock, adrift upon the sea, where will I go what will I sow without you? My ones are setting up, the sun […]

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“First Story” by Ileah Wright

I don’t quite know where I’m from who I was, or what I did, but now I am The One: The Kid The Mystery The Storm The Lightning The Clouds The Sun The Moon The Stars The Luck The Good The Bad The Sad The Happy The Tree I’m Me I don’t know who I […]

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“The American Dream” by Landen Scott

At 8 years old I sat in the corner Knees to my face not making a noise Sent there due to my “disorder” When I said I liked a boy That three-letter phrase Set my world ablaze For this is just the start Of a continuing story Matthew Shepard, a teen Was tied up, beaten, […]

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“Oh mother bring me home” by Eros Nelson

I stare up into the clouds and grieve the world that we have lost I plead with mother Earth to return to her warm and welcoming grasp as I lay there dirt rubbing against my skin I wish to be returned in the Harshest way possible I imagine all the ways she could reclaim what […]

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