United States

currently a
junior in high school
i want to
taste the
citrus juices
of the sun
{extension of everythingbagel}

Message to Readers

I’m no stranger to poetry.

rhapsody of maternal love

November 27, 2020


do you think 
i don’t see your brows
slope into velvety, charcoal lined
slides of disappointment
when i tell you i want to spend 
my days nursing my lifelong 
love affair with sentences?

“very nice.” 
sometimes i think 
your clay head will bob down 
one day and never come back up.
your spine will be permanently bent
from the labors you slaved over 
as you tried to force my restless 
spirit into a respectable Latina 
and it worked during the summer
when my progress was seen by 
none besides you.
my rubbery lips, always flapping 
as i strung together a new opinion
one that usually opposed yours,
have gone silent and dry without

their penchant for action. 
i can see the crevices starting to 
settle in. 

i don’t like fighting with you.
i tried to find a reason why
and found solace in the most ludicrous answer in outdated horoscope pages, with Hanna Montana pop-ups from at least 2006. 

i am a {Leo}
one can tell by my frizzy mane that can only be tamed by the help of a flatiron. 
i’m surprised it hasn’t given out yet.
my mouth is wild, and i have found it does more harm than good when it comes to defending my math grade.

you are a [Scorpio]
calculated and shrewd
unless an Aquarius or i push you too far
off the edge.
your hard work has gone unnoticed
you had dreams to be Nike’s eyes 
and bang a gavel ordering officers to send some greasy-haired crook to the slammer for good. 
you would show no sympathy for the wretched whose wrists were so heavy with gold that they were prisoners of their own greed
and undying affection for the cheerful who offered their love with an empty palm.

i know i have done you more harm than good in this life starting from my birth, in which i was a little mewling child in a glass box closer to death than life

it seemed that the moment i started walking, i was headed for a different continent of my own creation.

it seems like we were meant to face off 
indefinitely until the day the earth peels itself to its deathly core.
but i revel in each morning when you greet me with a kiss on the forehead,
that’s when i know i can start each day anew with you.


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  • Just_A_Memory

    Beep beep! Did someone order an uber? Where to? Chapter five you say?

    5 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    my delivery service: here is the link for chapter 4! :)
    have fun reading!!

    5 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Here's to the publishing of Chapter 3! *Raises glass of apple juice* <3

    5 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Re: oh, thank you so much for your comment! Your kind words mean a lot <3
    This piece is wonderful! You have encompassed such a complex relationship with such poise, and I appreciate the way you ended on a more hopeful note. This is my favourite line: “ indefinitely until the day the earth peels itself to its deathly core.” What a breathtaking description!

    5 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    re: YESSS, our talentedddd author now has not one, but TWO accounts! oh, and thank you! <3

    6 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    wait, question: this is the same talented author as everythingbagel right?

    6 months ago
  • mindfruit

    oh wait sorry didn't realize you were an extension of everythingbagel... I guess you're not new at all lol

    6 months ago
  • kai blue

    I love this... powerful words!

    6 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    your imagery and diction is this piece is outstanding. it's really impactful.
    re: your comment is so?? nice?? thank you so much! it made me smile.

    6 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    i mean, it's real life. and it was beautifully done.

    6 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    re: oh that really sucks. i mean... idk how. it's not like they don't allow a few words and mature content that also happens to be a creative idea that came out of your mind and needs to be expressed. and it's not unordinary, what happened in your series.

    6 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    oh my gosh this is insanely good! the first stanza drews me in i loved it sooo much!
    wait, what happened to everything bagel's account?

    6 months ago
  • pyrrhic

    you are SO GOOD at writing i'm constantly astounded
    re: suspended??!?!! whyy?? that's so frustrating. i'm sorry :((

    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    wow... again, you amaze me with your talent for words!!
    re: uhm, BANNED??? what happened???!!!?? and why?????? and does that mean you lost all of your ana + quinn stuff? yikesssss im sorry dude... :(((

    6 months ago
  • mindfruit

    wow....this is amazing! I love everything about this poem - it's so defiant and each line is beautifully crafted. Gives me The House on Mango Street vibes. Your message board could not be any truer. Also, welcome to wtw!
    Re: thanks :)

    6 months ago