Yellow Sweater

United States

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

Message from Writer

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....

Yellow Sweater (United States) liked it's 102 degrees and you're tying to sell me pumpkin spice lattes by solarflair (United States)

about 8 hours ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) liked ode to the eyes colored of earth by delightfully-gloomy (United States)

about 8 hours ago


Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Nothing but Blue


Is it strange that Mary Oliver reminds me of Hafiz, 

especially in the irresponsible dawn hours when I feel 

like I could swallow God even before I swallow

my dreams, when the ghosts of swallows still dance

in the light of a swallowed sunset, when there is 

nothing but blue inside, between these white pages?

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 9 hours ago


Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Hunger, the Bullfight, a Field of Poppies


Prompt: What would you do to feed your children? 

I’d open my fists
and tell them that they came from inside my belly. 
I’d tell them that they could shrink to the size 
of a poppy seed without ever being empty, 
that they are flowers,
that the sun is as ripe as a watermelon. 
I’d tell them that when we die, 
we become seeds again, 
I’d tell them that I don’t want them to be seeds again,
I’d tell them...
Seeking Peer Reviews

1 day ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) liked this is my burden; this is my prayer by Chai Tea (Australia)

2 days ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) started following Chai Tea (Australia)

2 days ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) liked mulberries and the moon; an interstellar love story by Chai Tea (Australia)

2 days ago


Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Knitting Phonemes


I’ve grown too fond of words, of their boundaries, and of how those boundaries blur. I sometimes forget that the truth at the heart of all other truths is that there is only one word, made up of an infinite amount of sounds. A word so long, you could wrap it around the earth. A word so long, you could knit a sweater out of it for the earth to wear.

Seeking Peer Reviews

2 days ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) liked heatstroke by aosora (United Arab Emirates)

2 days ago