She is by the cherry blossom tree trading her teeth for flowers encouraging me with a pink smile to devour. I used my fingers to tame myself into the best rest I’ve ever had, by letting my stomach flow into frowning grass to make a pact. My body was too bloody and full for her to consume whole. with her I can remember spring as rain drizzling flowers blooming instead of throat tightening feet levitating.
Maya Adenihun is a senior in high school who uses her sensitivity and intense imagination to express her ideas into the expansive form of poetry. When she is not writing poetry, Adenihun can be found reading, writing short stories, songs, and vignettes, drawing, finding new music, and exploring her never-ending list of deep interests. In the future she hopes that even more of her writing can be published.