11:17

an afternoon left unopened
& the invitation of a downpour
                                      hinges
today: small
moments: sitting

porchfront july is lazy for tomorrow
& your eyes are the eyes of someone i love

time left undone
like exhaust:

an afterthought upturned
for the lingering within our
                                    ease

thick air and the slight of pauses –
the hesitation of philosophy & sound left
                                    shapeless
                                                stilled

Jessica Xu is a fifteen-year-old writer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Letters About Literature, and the “It’s All Write” competition. Her work is upcoming in The Apprentice Writer.

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