Jenna Goldsmith (this is my first reading here at ISU!!)
Senior, English Major, Women & Gender Studies Minor
My favorite poets include Gertrude Stein, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Gerard Manly Hopkins.
Connect the dislocation between you and me
Translate the insecurity.
Play with words
Tongue to teeth creating a different beat.
Open a window.
Create a space for the wind to flow.
Plaster our vision or
Give it space to grow
Resurrect the childish dream you and I used to know.
Let’s take a walk.
Bridge a gap that didn’t exist in our hearts
Make a chain or draw a chart,
Whatever it takes to forge a fresh start.
Let’s rebuild what they tore down.
Define ourselves, not by what, or where
Or when, or how.
Not by the standards of this love destructive town.
Not by the knowledge of secrets that are