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The Catalyst

By: Brianna Zhang


The Catalyst


Fresh midnight,

In the corner of the room,

the tabletop lamp glows


This ladybug attracted to the brightness

Whether ignorant or negligent

Sizzle!

- Burns to a crisp


The ladybug plunges down,

Frozen in time-

falling even quicker


Cicadas cry,

The grasshoppers mourn

Even the moon begins to sink


Yet as fresh sunlight arises,

the Honeydew drops,

And the world carries on




Warming the still water


Splash! The water-

Silent again

Forever changing,

Yet frozen still


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