How To Be Everything You Never Wanted To Be
By Morgan Hanks
It was a place like cigarette breaks. Like drinking mimosas on Sunday. We can climb into the folds of this metaphor and never find her name. Because just like the moon goes away, the sun goes away, we drink the water up, and the time goes away, she goes away too. It’s like the melting wax of a candle. Like tying your shoelaces and they come untied. Meeting someone you think you have met, but haven’t met, and maybe, if you believe in other lives, you know you love them too much now to have never loved them before. It’s a time like the early hours, the smell like dew. It is tasting your hatred. The hate tastes like burned espresso beans, only you have to keep chewing. It is a place like mud and sadness. Your shoes get dirty. We can eat the popcorn but it will get stuck in our teeth. Or we could get stuck, or we could be ok. It’s all like maple syrup and uncertainty.
The Creator’s Perspective
Morgan is a Senior Creative Writing Student at Michigan State. She wants to change the world.
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Colin was born in Virginia and has lived most of his life in Michigan. He is currently a Junior at MSU pursuing a Studio Art Degree with a discipline in Photography.
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How To Be Everything You Never Wanted To Be Art
Photos courtesy of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.