Yellow Sweater

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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....

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March 9, 2021


I drink from cupped hands, fresh water, fresh blood, fresh weeping. There is iron in our skin, solder. You play a winter melody like it’s a hearth fire. Hungry, hungry, whole, watching our souls ripple outwards. We are our stories.
HI everyone, I am putting together a chapbook, but I am having seriously hard time choosing pieces.I know this is a bit of a cop out, but I was hoping you could help me. What are some of your favorites?  


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  • Nyla

    Awww, I love the last line! So beautiful and leaves a lot to be discussed! also the "souls ripple outwards" is really symbolic of how much one impacts the world around them! Really great overall! (also I loved your comment on my poem! The only problem was I published it and then changed "smiled" to "smiles" but I didn't know it posted two different versions so I had to delete the one you commented on but just letting you know, your comment totally brightened my day!)

    7 months ago
  • pluto-

    my favourite one is narcissus boy (cont.). THAT PIECE IS AMAZING OMG! tbh, all ur pieces are awesome so even i can't choose one :( but narcissus boy is a must!!

    7 months ago