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Poetry Corner – 12/1

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I Remember that Morning

I remember seeing the white light. Voice 

Soft Spoken “It will be okay”.

That smile, how could I forget Aphrodite herself. 

I remember waking and knew she was gone. Sound of my grandma telling me “you’re alone now”,

I remember it started to rain in my room, the storm just got worse,

I remember the lightning and the thunder of rage before the hurricane. I threw it all—I was the hurricane. That pain cut deeper before grandma spoke. 

I remember that morning, it was replaying like a CD on the stereo; round and round; Not the ferris wheel that stops at the top but the wheels on the bus like the baby song. 

I remember, I remember IT ALL…

 

All too well. My mother, absent! I just saw her, how could it be? The bed she laid was not her own. Stepping into that room, it was as empty and dark as a bottomless well. I was blank but I knew she was gone and I knew it would all be okay because I remember that morning.

 

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Lejla Zornic, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Lejla Zornic is a junior Media and Communication major attending St. John Fisher University. She currently serve as the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the Courier. She dedicates her time to volunteering as an English tutor in hopes of igniting love for learning with the students she works with. She has found a special interest in social media marketing and plans to build her skill set in the digital content realm.
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