the beginning and ending of
Transforming words into
sentences, creating worlds upon worlds.
Suspended in motion by
the weight of imagination,
burdened with being the only one
with this knowledge.
The seven pillars that are missing
to support the separation between the star-filled skies
from colliding with the rest of the universe in hand. Making
shoulders bearing this weight
curl into themselves.
When must this burden
Does the creating and collecting of lives
to be tossed
and discarded later
matter in the long run?
Discoveries have no meaning when they
make no difference in lives of reality.
Am I just a murmur in the universe?
Are my stories forever mine,
own to bear?
Have I become an Atlas of my own making?
Lauren Heaton is a senior majoring in both English and Mass Communications. She is a lover of fairytales, folklore, and mythologies! Anything that is animated, she makes plans to watch and enjoy it. She says that they are a study of methods when it comes to storytelling. She believes that if you have to do work, do something that brings you joy.