Pens skidding over paper
While piano plays in the background
Cacophonous cries of joy and stress
Rising between all the parting gifts and wrapping paper
Knock, knocking on the door
When the radio blares and spews out its pop tunes
Cold stone corners
Heated by the sounds of others’ polite conversations
Classes click-clacking away
To the rhythm of a jazzy beat
Quiet twilights in the car
Chased by the sounds of life
Classmates and teachers and parents and neighbors and people we’ve never met…
Nodding along to the thrum of life
Do you hear it?
Lisa Kasabyan is a high school student that loves to draw, read fantasy books, and write poetry. She thoroughly enjoys how words influence the world around her and strives to connect to as many as possible. Her favorite things to write about include human relations, spaghetti, and the disconnect between mind and reality. She started writing a couple of years ago when she developed an appreciation for poetry. She has been consuming literature and writing insatiably since about the age of 10. She can often be spotted around school nose buried in a book. Lisa has been featured as a poet in her school's literary magazine, Catharsis, multiple times and is also currently on staff. She is excited to follow her love for English wherever it may lead.