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Chloe Vigil, age 21 (alum)

This piece came to me immediately after reading the prompt of “Becoming,” which reminded me of a quote I saw recently that said we are most ourselves in childhood, and growing up means coming back to that child. I tried to capture that belief within my poem.

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I’m coming back home to myself
          (becoming home for myself)
mixing childhood memory, wisps, with slow, sweet honey.
Take up the magic lost in rhyme,
and find
it was me the whole time.