Issue 2, February 17, 2015

Liberty High School Presents:

Young Writer Online

Liberty's student literary magazine.

burning : cold : night

by Jenny Kaufmann


at a strange familiar hour, my eyelids up,
soft shadows dissolve the walls.
come quick : defy the map-line miles
before the universe remembers that it's solid.

i borrowed loud and bright from the sun.
they're in my chest and dripping hot tears,
screaming me awake in a dim lonely bed—
warm without cozy : missing your gentle snore.

one fingertip could part the night like smoke.
touch and quiet will reign when you
reach me. the covers could keep us,
wrapped : close : till the east blooms pink.

—don't you leave me here with 10 shivering toes


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