Here | Teen Ink


December 10, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.


when the ribbons of life untie us

here we are, together

all here

adult, child,

sloping sea and beads of night

headlights, fog, and restless boats


when the ventilator fuels your last sigh

when the hospital lets you go

you are here

all of you present, no illusions

as your soul light stands up and reaches for something


you are here

we are here

born, dying

walking and breathing

don’t be afraid, we’re all here

on the earth

this is a moment.

The author's comments:

This piece is based on a thought I had when I first woke up: that there is a subtle peace even in the midst of very sad moments. We are all on earth, we're OK, and it's going to be OK.

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on Apr. 10 at 9:10 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

you should have started with a birth and the baby breathing, and then cut it off with the death bit