โ€”we the universe

When we die, we wake up

We are in a dream

and sleep is really just us dying

And when we wake up from that sleep,

We wake up into a different reality

Every human,

sharing the same identity

The universe interacting with itself

We are the being of multiple lives at once

Each and every being,

the universe experiencing itself

The eternal energy which appears as

it

-j.a.

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Scarlet

I want to escape this cage I am trapped in. I am locked in a cage that I cannot escape. I am prisoner to darkness. Darkness does not like to see me happy and when I am, it always finds a way to bring me back down.

I look at myself in the mirror and I do not like what I see. I tell myself that I am not good enough and then I keep thinking about the what if’s. What if I wasn’t born this way? What if I wasn’t born at all? What if I did feel like I am good enough?

Darkness is like a cloudy day. So windy and grayโ€” it hides the sun from shining. Silver lining, shine so bright. Scarlet blood, it feels so right.

I am a paradox. I am neither happy, nor sad. I laugh at funny things and smile at pretty things, but during the night, that changes. I become a giant ball of despair. I shed scarlet tears.

My thoughts and emotions are a mess, I lose control. And at that very moment, I hope to disappear. Every time.

Sometimes it’s not just during the night. Sometimes it’s during the dayโ€” I am fey. I’m like glass. Fragile and easy to break. I can no longer fight this battle.

– J.A.

written at age 16

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Medusa, one of the most popular monsters of Greek mythology was a beautiful woman with golden hair. She vowed eternity as the priestess of Athenaโ€“ that is until she fell in love with Poseidon.

She broke her vow and married him.

Athena punished her by turning her into a hideous creature. She became a monster and her once beautiful golden hair became a head of snakes. Those who gazed upon her face would turn into stone. Medusa was killed by Perseus, who afterward used her head as a weapon prior to gifting it to Athena.

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