The silk burns to wear. I'm caught in media res, I wake silent and alone.
Asahi says, I'm not mornings and embers - who chases the hyena in leather? She doesn't await a rise of tangerine, only its faintest spark belittles her.
Temples bellow in the rebirth of slumber, nail-biters chew away the craters, frying the offerings they conjure.
Dawn. Whispering sun brushed over by mist. There's a lull in the sputtering of talons;
Immortality arises to open the blinds–
Jennifer Boyd is a sixteen-year-old from Boston, Massachusetts. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Onism Journal, an emerging literary and arts publication targeted to youth in the Greater Boston Area. Jennifer is additionally a blog contributor at The Huffington Post and UNICEF's Voices of Youth. Her poetry has been published in multiple literary journals, including The Critical Pass Review, New Plains Review, Glass Kite Anthology, and Tower Journal. Jennifer's work has also been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Smith College, Hollins University, and Princeton University.