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The Art of an Empty Page

July 8, 2018
By AlexandraOrbuch BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
AlexandraOrbuch BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
–Winston Churchill

Is there beauty in filling a page?

To erasing the blankness

that once pervaded it?

Some say that there is a

serenity to emptiness,

that words are the wrinkles decorating

once pristine alabaster skin.

That their spattered fingerprints

cannot possibly justify

smudging God’s stain

glass mirror.

But perhaps there is

something to sullying

a snowy mirror.

Perhaps words wipe away the mask

that once veiled the alabaster.

Perhaps words don’t smudge,

but leave their mark.

Perhaps they don’t erase emptiness,

but describe it.

The author's comments:

I am currently a rising Junior at Milken Community High Schools, though I began my high school career in New York. Over the course of my move, writing allowed me to explore my emotions and truly lose myself in my work; I was able to leave behind my reality and explore topics close to my heart. I am an now the Editor-in-Chief of the Milken Community High School literary magazine. I also participate in the Writes of Passage program at Milken, which is a forum for students to share their current literary work.

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