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Lauren Nelson

United States

Intellectual and musician. Vegetarian. Sage/Creator. She/her. Intersectional feminist. INTJ/P. @therefore98
High school senior; future occupational interests include Music Education and oboe performance.
*Psalm 119:130 NIV*

Message to Readers

Let me know your thoughts. Flows a bit different than my usual stuff.

Organically Grown

September 8, 2018

I. 2005
Sporting a bucktoothed grin and
too-small Teletubbies swimsuit 
I clutch an eggplant in one hand
heirloom tomato in the other
the fruits of our brand new garden
The wallpaper is
appropriately
decked in vintage vegetable prints

II. 2006
I turn the faucet of our rain barrel
on
off 
on 
off
and slice the water as it flows
breathing in the scent of
it-just-rained

III. 2007
I pluck
one
two 
three
worms from the luscious soil
of our compost bin
and watch
delighted
as they squirm

IV. 2008
I poke the lamb chops and
RED
oozes
My eyes widen in realization
I push the plate off my 
map-of-the-USA placemat
and with all the determination
of a first grader
I vow to never eat an animal again

V. 2009
I color a paper rectangle
and write
"Save the Rainforests"
then jam it in a plastic name badge
I advertise my environmental club 
in the bio of those blank paper storybooks
we made for Mother's Day

VI. 2017
The spine of my brand new
Environmental Science textbook
CRACKS
As I open it on the first day of school
When I scan the pages
I see nothing new


 

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