"Oz", "On Kites", and "Lanterns"
As only a poet can,
Creased skin like bowing water
Bracken dodging curled sunlight.
--Egocentric and wanton
Lives peer through horsehair face masks.
Consider me in the manifestation
Of Escaped Kite falls in love with Telephone Lines
And doesn't hesitate to feel the Rottweiler-shock-collar electrocutions
Before the thought:
"I am closer to Heaven then I was before"
A paper lantern of a girl;
Dim halo hazy, stitched thin by needlework.
A precision seamstress of darker dreams--
Freedom is a luxury, not
Jenna-Nichole is a poet and student from Boston, Massachusetts. She is both highfunctioning autistic and Bipolar-NOS. Although she believes a diagnosis is not a definition of character, she embraces them as a part of her wholeness of self, as a source of creative inspiration, and empowerment.