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Zinnia | she/her | bi | agnostic | 18 | WA

2021-2022 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

Elitist Atlantic Subscriber (jk, but I do think the Atlantic does some awsome journalism)

I don't necessarily agree with my own assertions

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I like spaceships, temples, and tea.

Some of my favorite poets and poet-adjacent-people: Federico Garcia Lorca, Ocean Vuong, Annie Dillard, Italo Calvino, Arundhati Roy, Michael Ondaatje, Becky Chambers, Pablo Neruda... The list goes on.

I am on here way too much.

My book is out next June! It feels wonderful to be able to say that with such certainty!

There are so many excellent writers on this site, but if you are new and looking for a place to start, check out: Paisley Blue, aosora, wishtree, aismic, Starlitskies, R.j.Elsewhere, amaryllis, .. ugh there are so many more....

Underneath the Textured Night

January 22, 2021


Fingers digging into corduroy, scratching fabric. Counting is not enough, I follow my sheep once I fall asleep. All my infinitives are split. 

To really go to the moon. 
To know the moon is real. 

The sun rises each morning to the forced rhythm of a fifties doo-wop song. 

I am afraid inside every daffodil is a star.
I am afraid life is not but a dream.
I am afraid to wake up. 
I am afraid.


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  • one hundred forty-seven

    Hello Zinnia123,
    I just wanted to let you know that although there were several aspects of your piece that I enjoyed, there was some mild language and I think a gay couple in it, which is why I can't review it for religious reasons. My apologies.

    8 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    that middle line - wow! that took my breath away. this whole piece is stunning! and the ending... wow. <3

    8 months ago
  • Cosmogyral

    Ugh, In starve to see your words in prose!

    8 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    I've only read two of your pieces, but they are AMAZING!
    You are truly a gifted author!

    8 months ago