Maybe The Construction Noises Will Cover It -- poetry by Cathy Shang
Some days I wish it was socially acceptable
to run into the garden
and scream into the sky.
I wish to tear every shred of weight out of my chest
and I wish to tear my vocal chords into shreds until silence.
Some days I want to howl into the sky for no reason in particular
And those days I almost wish I’ll scream louder then those people building bridges.
I swear I’m not getting murdered.
There’s too much breath in my lungs, that’s all.
Cathy Shang is a sophomore studying in Shanghai. She enjoys creative writing, drawing, filmmaking, and is very active in parliamentary debate.