Baroque Perception by Alex Garant
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NonentitiesStrap maintaining slack, we
two-step in time. There’s a
waterfall; there’s a storm,
paper-mache crinkled underfoot.
We clasp scuba masks in lieu
of a muddied tongue; we’re
jumping face-first. We are a
parachute of sticks. Clouds
smell of brittle silence, a
history bound by sutured bark.
We are flaked freckles in the
Talia Flores is a senior at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Texas Book Festival Fiction Contest, she was a mentee in Adroit Journal’s Summer Mentorship program, and she is the proud founder of her school’s first literary journal. When not writing, she can be found singing in her school’s choir and competing in Taekwondo competitions.