To those who cannot speak
WRITTEN BY EMILY KHYM
“Did you know eating avocados
is good for your heart,” you asked me
as if this was the most interesting question
in the world. I gave a hearty laugh, my hands
reaching for your heart. It’s beating
like crazy, like you committed a sin
that’s pumping your adrenaline when you stare
into my eyes. I keep my lips closed
and heart slightly cracked as you tangle my fingers
away from the beat of your heart,
ready to go rampant as it shatters the glass
on the kitchen table, as you get ready
to rip a piece of my broken heart
and leave a shell that I cannot mend anymore.
But, I don’t think of that, I pretend I’m in a movie
that repeats in endless cycles. I’m not broken,
I’m simply finding my way.
Emily Khym is a 17-year-old senior attending The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. In her free time, when she is not writing, she enjoys listening to music, playing the flute, and going on long runs. She is currently preparing her writing portfolio for university. Her literary works have been published in Inlandia, Elevation Review, Elan, Teen Ink, and West Trade Review literary magazines among others.