Alive

Why the tired gesture?
Why the sarcastic vignette of a tropical world?

Why the black and white,
the smooth minimalism,
the simplistic angles,
the tidy garden?

Write in bold strokes and drench that paper in color.
Dig deeps into the folds and stretch that cloth to tearing.

You get one shot at this.


Written July 19, 2009 (just before my freshman year at Northwestern)

I found this while going back through some random essays and writings. It resonated enough to warrant another posting.