are you of my // Ben Casey

Ben Casey, a Greenville College student, received honorable mention for this year’s Fall Contest, with his poem “are you of my”. Below is his piece.

 

are you of my? (Heart?)

i will not question with sound

 

the (Heart?) takes trouble to talk out loud.

 

it’s staring to

still liquid? seeing

likeness to the crystal

expanse

 

and to think it a friend?

 

or are you of my?

rushing ravines meet

in waves, it wades.

 

we meet on this day.

 

“are you of my heart?”

I lied on the second.

But only to myself.

 

are you of my? (Heart?)

(maybe it’s just the echo)

 

and maybe It’s just the echo.

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