2020 Second Place Poetry: Fabiha Bushra

“homeless (metaphorically)”, Class of 2021


Gianna Ferrari, Class of 2023

It stains the bottom of my teeth

small bits that paint the bone of my mouth.

I am gazing at my reflection

all I see is a half rotten mask of insecurity

returning my gaze

My skin feels like a porous infestation

as it oils

under the sharp heavy lights

above my person.