Newly Star

by Izrahmae Suico (The Philippines)

April 2021

Audio: "Newly Star" read by Izrahmae Suico

I know what my heart is like
This clockwork morning:
It is like a curl of smoke
Crowning the feral embers
From when it danced the night before –
Rococo swirls blending with my breath,
Rising, rising, rising.


After the poem “Ebb” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Izrahmae Suico, age 17, resides in the dragonfly-filled coastal town of Ubay, Bohol, with her brother and mother. She is drawn to neuroscience, campus journalism, and creative writing. An admirer of the bizarre and the mundane, she likes writing about life's simplicity and the underlying profoundness it brings.

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