jonae

United States

18 // she/her // usa // i post original poetry and the occasional opinion. i'm always looking to improve, so don't be afraid to leave a comment, review, etc.

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***hey so i'm turning 19 this year so i'm going back and rewriting some of my old work. thanks to wtw for everything i've done here. i didn't take advantage of it nearly enough, but i am grateful.

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jonae (United States) published:

romeo, pt 1

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I see your face and arrows spring from my chest. 
Roses bloom around the wound,
Thorny vines intertwine about the arrow, pushing it deeper into my heart.
Every time you smile,
I feel your arms lift me into the sky 
And twirl me around.
You whisper the sweetest nothings  
As I come to rest in your arms. 
We may be young and foolish,
And the future uncertain,
But I know I would pull down the stars themselves 
And rearrange mine...

4 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

procrastination

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i have so much work to do.
so many things to read and write and multiply,
and they're all so important.
yet i continue to lie as still as a statue,
wrapped in blankets, unwilling to move.
i want to venture out,
to see, learn, and contribute.
but some supernatural force
keeps me magnetized to this bed,
under the covers,
for hours,
and hours,
and hours,
until...

4 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

welcome spring

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frozen hands unthaw
as the frost melts, revealing evergreen grass.
dead trees sprout once more
as newborn butterflies flutter their wings.
the fauna rises from their slumber
as the flora blooms, revealing effervescent colors.
the sun on my skin warms my soul
and i am reborn.

4 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

missing summer

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The sun, jewel of the sky,
 Shines down from its pedestal,
Turning skin gold and bronze. 
The air is thick and the sweat on our faces  
Runs down like water. 
Inside, there is an oasis with
air conditioning cool refreshment. 
Outside, everything is alive. 
People bust out of school and work 
To play in the heat. 
The streets rumble with music,  
Barbecue smoke hits our noses, 
And all the insects come out of their corners 
Looking for mischief and easy treats.  
The days are long, the nights are...

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4 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

shreaking violet

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i don't like sitting alone 
it's cold, and dark, and lonely.
as everyone else shares warm conversation
i want to join, but i guess i lost my invitation.
i'm not courageous enough to be a party crasher,
too afraid of being shut out before i can 
get a good word in.
but am i even really trying?

you see, i have friends,
but they have better friends,
and they'd rather be with each other than with me.
they keep warm with inside...
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4 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

3 Tips For Finishing Your Homework as the World Descends Into Chaos

PROMPT: Enumeration

1. Get organized
Get a notebook/app/anything to write down everything you need to do and be responsible for. Classes, teachers, contact information, anything you need to get and keep your life together. You can do it up with a bullet journal full of washi tape and pastel highlighters, or you can reuse an old composition notebook with whatever pen or pencil you have lying in the bottom of your backpack. Just figure out what you need, get it, and organize...

4 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

untouchable

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high in the sky see her,
jewel of the sky, a shining constellation.
her face shines with confidence.
her shoulders are strong and adorned with honors.
medals and sashes symbolized her rank and skill.
there is no doubt in her eyes, no fear in her stance.

as i stare at her my heart fills with longing.
i feel the stars calling but gravity holds me.
her image is a memorial,
a reminder of a time when i could still grasp...

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11 months ago

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jonae (United States) published:

for the class of 2020

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My graduation ceremony was less than thirty minutes. Following instructions from an email from the school's dean, my mom dropped me off at the auditorium. I checked my name off of a clipboard and walked inside. It was quiet and empty save for two of my classmates, both wearing face masks. One gave me a thumbs-up. A woman from student affairs handed me a plastic bag with my cap and gown. "Hurry up," she said, "you're up next." I quickly...

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