our inclination to act toward our infatuations
has consumed us.
False entitlement has blinded us.
Distractions have become the priority.
He wishes for love,
she dreams of another.
Empty words have been told
to satisfy our hunger,
but our worlds become emptier
at the lack of gratification
that comes after our aspirations are fulfilled.
Zoey Ruzic is a sophomore studying Creative Writing at Miami Arts Charter. She has been published twice in creative communications, won first honorable mention in Poetry Society of Virginia, Wilda Morris Poetry Challenge, won 3+silver keys in Scholastics, first honorable mention for Jack London, and has been published in several literary journals such as Tunnel Magazine and Balloons Literary Journal. When she isn’t writing she enjoys making short films and traveling. Her goal is to go to college in New York and study film, psychology, and writing.