Sara Liyuxuan

Boats Against the Current

Me and myself sitting
in a boat. Rain drops landing
in the boat following the currents of the sea drip-drop...awakening the flows inside me I screamed silently. Nobody hears.
Except she surrounds me

“the adventurous road might not be worth to take it” People come,
and comment,
and go away.
Rain drops blending in and river runs
Except she surrounds me

I walk crisply into the world,
my yearning for affection is almost palpable,
but you never mention that.
“so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”


I come across,
sliding along the way until you hit the door
of the future story untold.
You are a spiderwoman
building the unbreakable web--recklessly yet carefully
gliding effortlessly.

Your hair floating,
like a million spider lines.
Eyes blinking,
though I cannot see them behind the masks.

You are a dancer in the city square,
dazzling me with your turns and jumps,
rotating while the neon lights flash beside.

We thread through the tunnel of life,
路。To walk separately.
where is the road ahead?
“Some of us are born to take risks.”

Sara Liyuxuan is a first-year student in the School of Education at Boston University. She enjoys writing and sees it a way to capture her feelings and to visualize sophisticated ideas.