Stealth and her sisters have taken residence at the cul-de-sacs of my nerves. They held house warmings, let the hot air humble itself until it sank down upon the guests’ shoulders as a cool, refreshing breeze, served hors d’oeuvres for every thought of their origin. When you look me in my eyes tonight, you’ll find it useful to know my envy for the ones who aren’t afraid to dance at the party, the ones who bulldoze the properties of preconceived panic and stomp the dust into the ground while luscious laughter sings between their lips. I have tried all my life to let myself out of my meaty enclosure, but there’s a reason they call it your rib cage, for how can a heart never, at least once, feel like a prisoner? When I tell you I do not wish to go out tomorrow, know that I am not surrendering my plight, but I am finding a loophole - a place where I can unlace the corset, let myself bulge as I ooze a sugary sap of porcelain melting, of nature in its nonjudgmental air. When I confess my love for you, you might find it monumental, for I have never been this wide open.
I am 17 and from Ohio, USA. For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing. I started out with short stories and began writing poetry a few years ago, but began focusing heavily on it just this year.
As this is my senior year of high school, it is time for me to decide what I wish to pursue for a career. I am still a little indecisive, but one of my top choices is to have a career in editing. I just don’t see myself not being involved in the art of writing!
Some of my other hobbies include makeup and fashion. While I only practice those hobbies for fun, I take my writing seriously. Although I do not have a job in the field, I have an Instagram account: @karissa_thinks_in_ink.
I’m always looking at ways in which I can improve as a poet and I am looking forward to continuing to pursue this craft in my future, whether it’s part of my day job or on the side. I hope you enjoy my work and am ever grateful for the opportunities!
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