by Benji Hafetz-Price
The sun began to set, his warm smile
encompassed us, kissed us both goodnight,
He left, all the light faded from the isle
and yet the world around me felt just as bright
As if every person had left with the sun,
Every eye enveloped within her gaze.
From the corner of my eye I noticed one
dove, white as fire, its feathers ablaze
Our eyes met, my focus transfixed on
a singular tear, held back in its stare
Its body grayed, fractured and disappeared
No longer seen, but its presence was still there
I woke up. The dove’s tears fresh on my bed
I looked around, alone, my heart freshly bled.
I am a senior, and I have been doing music of all sorts since I can remember. I am currently on a musical theatre scholarship at American Heritage School and play multiple instruments, including piano, guitar and voice. Recently, I have become very interested in writing, whether it be for music, literature or film.
Do you write sporadically or regularly?
Although I enjoy writing and try to work on my craft a good amount, it is very hard to find a good balance when juggling all of my school work and extracurriculars. Because of this, however, the works that I choose to work on are pieces that really connect with me. This has allowed me to create a lot of art that I find very meaningful and impactful, regardless of how long the writing process takes.