kwansaba for the sight of my future

Ellie Elrod

Goose Creek, SC

Goose Creek High School

Poetry

where you go in that dark night

is not my concern, because when you

come back, it is the smell of

willing ink, the clash of wind chimes,

the truth in breath, the sky folding

over, our own blanket. under there, i’m

the only thing ever held against you.

EDITORIAL PRAISE

Oh, my. You had my ear at kwansaba, my head at the smell of willing ink, and my heart at the truth in breath.

Ellie Elrod is a senior at Goose Creek High School who will graduate in June of 2021. They live in Goose Creek, South Carolina, and spend their free time writing, listening to music, playing video games, and watching movies. As a writer, their specialties are screenwriting and poetry.

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