If You Could See What I See

By Loryn Nieto, TIWP student If you could see what I see, your eyes would light up with the bluest flame. An ocean of chills would wash over your skin and leave you sparkly with salt crystals. The sky would reflect in a thousand tiny mirrors giving you slices of a sunset in every perspective. […]

Daisy Buchanan’s Diary

By Loryn Nieto, TIWP student He had me wrapped around his finger like the golden ring he twisted around mine. “The sapphires, they remind me of your eyes,” he would tell me. And I would smile at the floreal stones and look into his own dangerous eyes and see a very unpleasant place. His mind […]

Our Last Spring

By Loryn Nieto, TIWP Student Cover me in spring. Cover me in the sweetness of sunlight. Drench me in the stars until they sink into my skin, until my freckles glow in the night. Let’s pitch a tent on the golf course. Let’s squish beneath our blankets, telling secrets against our flashlights. Wake me when […]

Now Is The Time

By Loryn Nieto, TIWP student Sometimes we need try to be good. We need to swallow our pride and open our eyes to the world. We’re all tired. We’re all frustrated. We’re convinced “it’s not worth it.” Sometimes we need to make it worth it. We have to give because to give is to get. […]

We Don’t Always Speak With Words

By Loryn Nieto, TIWP student You see, we don’t always speak with words. Our hands squeeze feelings and trace messages about how the breeze feels and how the sun gets hot. Our heartbeats run for miles in the green springtime, and they slow when they come across peaceful meadows filled with tulips. And they like […]