Loss, the Feeling, through Non Sequitur
grayscale pixels dancing to a scream
A jar of spaghetti sauce shattering on the kitchen floor
That sore throat before the cold starts
and of course, the cold
Waiting for a train that never comes
Being punched in the gut before a presentation
Chapped lips and no chapstick
Hunger during a stomach flu
A whiff of forgotten leftovers from the back of the fridge
Chronic throat clearing in vain
No matter how hard I aHhemmmmmmmmm
Scrubbing at that one stain that just won’t come out
My reflection saying I could’ve done better.
A banana too ripe for baking bread
Julie Situ: "I am a recent graduate of Rutgers University, with a B.A. in English and a minor in Creative Writing. Two of my poems, "Oversharing" and "Loss, the Feeling, through Non Sequitur" won the Rutgers Writer's House winter showcase in the 2019 Fall semester.
"When I am not writing poetry, you can find me hula hooping or volunteering at the local library. My goal as a writer is to encourage others to read and tell their own stories; I believe the world can change if everybody took the time to learn about other people and realize that we are all the same inside."