Author: Sophia Falco
the world was fake,
merely a blue green marble
that started to crack, the lines
ran too deep the same day it rolled
off the kitchen table after the argument that
this marble was more than just a marble also a
representation of the ocean and the continents, but his
facts stood as he blocked the door way: “Just two colors”.
I became as small
as the marble as the four walls
started to close in on me, shrinking
as I buried my face in these hands that were
no longer mine alone in my bedroom, feeling like
the only human in the world—“It just feels as if you’re
dying, take the medication, and go to bed.” I complied.
After hanging up the
phone after having yelled—
“I’m dying” in a safe town then
judging myself by myself wondering
the lasting mental image of blue green marble,
it was just a marble the first time I saw it, I am
just a human when I look in the mirror they say there’s still.
The potential for
it to be a marble once again
to create a mosaic, a new narrative yet
I know never the same, the shards, I’m still
reaching for the missing glue, unequipped to be the
savior of this world fearing the arrival of the second time.
Sophia Falco is a faithful poet since she finds poetry essential to her understanding of the universe. She is the author of Farewell Clay Dove (UnCollected Press, 2021). In addition, she is the author of her award-winning chapbook: The Immortal Sunflower (UnCollected Press, 2019), the winner of the Mirabai Prize for Poetry, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Furthermore, Falco graduated magna cum laude along with the highest honors in the Literature Department at The University of California, Santa Cruz. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in intensive literature with a creative writing concentration in poetry. She is honored to be starting a highly regarded Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Program for poetry along with a teaching fellowship she accepted for Fall 2022. Falco is on her way to make her dream job become a reality to be a Professor of Poetry.