by Mariah Kelly
You took care of me when I was hungry,
I was selfish enough to expect it
But when 1+1= the two eggs you wanted,
I never learned how to make you
I took you for granted,
The way you held my hand
guided me through the dark,
into the bright, confident beauty
of Times Square.
You left my heart
Beating right there.
I wonder if someone else will
Trace lines between the beauty marks on your neck
Where I once imagined the constellations.
Will you tell her you need space?
I can be your universe again.
be your friend,
The shooting star that adds a sense of
to the dulling, tiring chore that we refer to as
MARIAH KELLY: My name is Mariah Kelly and I’m a sophomore transfer student. I’m a double major in English and journalism and I hope to be a traveling journalist. That way, I can see the world while becoming more knowledgeable about both the good and bad things that occur outside of my town. Expressing myself through writing is something that I am very passionate about and I hope that poetry never dies out.