"Oz", "On Kites", and "Lanterns"

Written By

Jenna-Nicole Conrad

"OZ"​

Kabuki-style reflections,

As only a poet can,

Creased skin like bowing water

Bracken dodging curled sunlight.

 

Undesired hemispheres--

Self- introspectivity

--Egocentric and wanton

Lives peer through horsehair face masks.

 

 

"ON KITES" 

 

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"

 

 

"LANTERNS"

 

A paper lantern of a girl;

Dim halo hazy, stitched thin by needlework.

A precision seamstress of darker dreams--

Freedom is a luxury, not

A privilege.

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.