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Secret -- poetry by Ilana Drake

secret (adjective): not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others. synonyms: confidential, classified, restricted the times that you have spent with another passcodes on your phone we can’t decode like a computer science algorithm that even the technicians can’t decipher blurred lines and zig zags showing fear fear (noun): an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. synonyms: terror, fright, horror subjects change when we touch the tip of the mountain you have always been drawn to mount everest a fear that we don’t understand understand (verb): interpret or view (something) in a particular way. synonyms: comprehend, apprehend, grasp the long days spent reading fiction wrapping your mind around the hours lost holding onto those pictures of everest and thinking that “it’s a small world” world (noun): the earth, together with all of its countries, peoples, and natural features. synonyms: earth, globe, planet traveling to try different foods when your town doesn’t seem to be up to your taste biking over miles of pavement but you can’t ever get far enough away from your home. home (noun): the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. synonyms: accommodation, property, quarters climbing rugged terrain only gets you so far yet you look out from the top an owl’s eye view treetops, dirt roads, green grass ears and eyes wide open ready to face the question marks of your existence.



Ilana Drake is a high school student in New York City. Her work appears in Blue Marble Review, Bright Lite Magazine, Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, Flare Journal, and other literary magazines and publications. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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