Awarded Best Student Magazine in the Country by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2021!

AFTER THE SURPRISE PARTY

How does one capture the feeling
of being made to feel
like a moon—cratered and whole,
a silvered face, catching 
and returning lemon-laced sun.
It’s a gift to know your light 
reaches the soil. A gift to see
the imprint of your touch. 
I felt the way you all felt me
when I saw you assembled 
like a fated family.
Each of you standing in the
dark of my dorm,
woven between strands
of love hung streamers. 
More Stories
American Elm, American City