a cup of hot soup my vanity wrung
Like a warm cloth in winter washing a wound.
The girl in the garden's gone,
I hope they find her soon.
*Note: This poem first appeared in FLARE: The Flager Review
Lauren Page is a junior at Virginia Tech, living in Blacksburg, VA. She is studying microbiology and on the pre-veterinary track, but in her spare time enjoys writing poetry and is minoring in English literature. When she isn't in class or writing, you can find her in the great outdoors, working at a local veterinary clinic, or interning at the Blacksburg farmer's market. Lauren's poetry mainly focuses on equal rights and current issues. Her poem "Purple" first appeared on The New Poet.