5 Most Poetic Humans of New York Posts



“I legally changed my name to Space. It’s to remind me that the problems in your life are like stars. When you’re up close to them, they can burn you. But when you see them with space between them, they are phenomenal specks of light.”
“And I changed my name to Smiles!”



“I’m terrible at journaling. But I do it anyway, because I think that maybe one day I’ll write something that I didn’t know before, and suddenly it will all make sense.”



“She was 2 lbs 11 ounces when she was born. We named her after Amelia Earhart, in case she needed to fly away.”



“What was the saddest moment of your life?”
“When my grandmother died.”
“How were you most like her?”
“She had a love aura.”



“I had a shaved head for awhile, because I wanted to see what it would feel like to be a boy. Now I’m trying to be a girl.”

Contributing Editor

Meggie Royer is a writer and photographer from the Midwest who is currently majoring in Psychology at Macalester College. Her poems have previously appeared in Words Dance Magazine, The Harpoon Review, Melancholy Hyperbole, and more. She has won national medals for her poetry and a writing portfolio in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and was the Macalester Honorable Mention recipient of the 2015 Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize.