Kate Park

Black Evening Dress in Flight: Hiro: 1973

piercing through the air                                        dominating the space

nothing holding her down
                                                                      the crow is crying

          claiming its presence
   
                                                  ink blots of history

                      leading its own path
 
                                                  dauntless strides
 
                    taking a bold step

                                                      the momentum


    

                                                           soaring


Others

Telling me to have
pride:
you spit out
thorns:
Telling me
“for you”:
you take away my
self-esteem.


*


Tell
what you want:
give
what you want:
but don’t
take away.


*


You are
yes:
but I am
no.


*


Time
may pass:
it may be
overlooked:
but
not for
me.


Kate Park Park is a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. She does not have any prior background with poetry except for her amateur haikus about spring in middle school. You will most definitely be able to find her taking naps in her room, skipping her meals.