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

2021-2022 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

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I have discovered a new form which I love: one paragraph poetic essays. They open up ideas and leave them open.

Holding Back Tears

January 27, 2021

FREE WRITING

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If you stare long enough at an abstract painting, you will begin to see yourself in every illogical curve. I was listening to Elliot Smith this morning when I realized a simple truth, being sad is beautiful. But so is being happy, angry, tired. We are beautiful because we augment our curves, whether they be smiles or frowns. Even Cubist paintings are two dimensional; with a foreground and a background, held together by tension, by poignant harmony and discord.  

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9 Comments
  • Estera Ulrich-Oltean

    I love this, especially the opening and closing lines; there's something so true about 'held together... by poignant harmony and discord' - thank you for sharing with us... keep writing!


    8 months ago
  • woven_moth

    Re: Nice, I would love to be composted! (That comment probably looks funny out of context haha). I suppose I view it that way because I feel I came from the Earth. So when I would die, it would be like returning to where I came from.
    Anyway, I like a lot of artists and bands, but more recently; I've been listening to Cory Hanson, Ty Segall, and Jim James. What bands/artists do you like? :)


    8 months ago
  • Laasya Kompella

    This is so good!


    8 months ago
  • useless :)

    i love this! it's written so beautifully


    8 months ago
  • Figwit [HIATUS]

    This is really beautiful. "We are beautiful because we augment our curves, whether they be smiles or frowns." Love it!


    8 months ago
  • remi'sgotinkstains

    you just have such a beautiful vocabulary! i aspire to be able to one day write like you can!


    8 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    "If you stare long enough at an abstract painting, you will begin to see yourself in every illogical curve." - Amazing as always!!!!!!!!!!! And the message board; just wow!
    Re: Thank you so so much for your sweet comment! It made my day! <3


    8 months ago
  • Charisse Marison

    Aww that was so sweet! Really makes you think :)


    8 months ago
  • nopenopenope

    YESYESYESYESYESYES


    8 months ago