School has taught me more about trying
to fit in
rather than getting to second period on time,
and being picked last for dodgeball
made me feel more like the walls of
rather than your fucking classmate of four years.
Sometimes we’re only friends with people
because we have to see them
5 times a week;
or maybe we just try to convince ourselves that we
aren’t as lonely as we
Mornings have become about crowded hallways
of lifeless bodies
pushing down energy drinks and
Education is more about memorizing thirty definitions
than actual knowledge
and that has fucked me up just as much
as my elementary school bullies did when I
School has taught me more about ways
to get out of it
rather than wanting to learn.
And that’s sad.
Carissa Cicchini is an 18-year-old from Canada who loves to write, and she hopes to inspire others with her words. She’s nothing of the simple sort, but poetry makes her feel at peace. She hopes her writing is enjoyable to all who read it.
Natalie Chyi is an 18-year-old from Hong Kong who has recently moved to London, where she will be studying law for the next three years. She started photography to capture moments and pretty things/people/light/scenes as she sees them, and that idea is what continues to fuel all of her work. Find more of her work on nataliechyi.com, Facebook, or Tumblr.