Memory, #145 by Kris @ EcclesiastesOneTen
is the color of men who tell me
to swallow my tongue,
to encase myself inside
a china bubble of Valium belief.
They say: Baby she looks (I look)
in plastic but
my insides rupture paleness
and my outside is yellow:
teeth I don’t want bleached.
Audrey Zhao is a high school senior at Marin Academy in northern California. She was a poetry mentee in The Adroit Journal’s 2015 Summer Mentorship Program. Audrey’s interests outside of writing include texting back in a timely fashion, booping dogs’ noses, and coffee (yes, she is That Hipster complaining about hipster coffee in hipster San Francisco coffee shops). Her favorite chess tournament is the Mechanics’ Institute’s Tuesday Night Marathon.