By Leah Mendelsohn
This is a forever ache in my lungs,
the way you speak in your own tongue
will be ingrained on my own.
When you slip into my everyday words,
now I will never be completely alone.
Now I will never dot my i’s and tie my shoes,
and only like purple in the lightest hue.
How can I escape you when I still remember
your head on my chest,
But now it’s too heavy to breathe.
And I’ve confessed and kept it in an envelope
with no one addressed.
Leah Mendelsohn is 14 years old and attends Amherst Regional High School. One thing she loves about Woven Word is the community of people, “Anytime I share I feel people listen and give very thoughtful comments.”
By Elizabeth Rotunno
Science has taught me that bubbles are the best way to blind someone.
World History has taught me that premeditated murder is easier than you'd think.
English has taught me that a pool noodle and a ramen noodle
are equally precious on a deserted island.
French has taught me that slapping people
is more effective when wearing a ring.
Lunch has taught me that yanking someone's ear
is an efficient distraction to steal something from their hands.
Civics has taught me nothing but how to swaddle a baby.
Math has taught me various methods of thievery.
Band has taught me the best ways to exact revenge,
most involving oobleck and wind instruments.
Computer Science has taught me how to endure all manner of
unknown substances that may have fallen on the keys of a keyboard.
Health has taught me more about Chess than anything else.
Advisory has taught me that all good business occurs in Singapore.
Saying school doesn't teach you anything is like saying robbery
isn't a marketable skill: You're just not looking in the right places.
Elizabeth Rotunno is 14 years old and lives in Massachusetts. Some things
she likes about Woven Word are the creative opportunities
and the many fun prompts that provide inspiration.
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