Wednesday 20 April 2016

1 Poem by Alexis Bates


The only thing I learned in sixth grade science class
is that birds have hollow bones
which allow them to fly. 

You broke my bones
and told me it's my fault
for being frail. 


Alexis Bates, 17, is an upstart poet living in Baltimore, MD. Her poems force us to reflect on how we relate to topics such as self-perception, broken hearts, and mental illness. 

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