A week in the life of a teenager: I ate aged lo mein for breakfast. The gas pump was too far from my car. I ripped a hole in my favorite turtleneck sweater. I fell down the stairs in new heels. I carried the bones of a mastodon to a secure location. I pretended to mop up the water from the hurricane. A pitbull chased me down the block.
Sophia Vesely, 19, is from St. Petersburg, Florida. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Girls Right the World, Bridge Ink, Route 7 Review, Oddville Press, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Delmarva Review, among others. She also has a published poetry collection on Amazon.com entitled “The Road to Amour de Soi” that explores the complexities of first loves and heartbreak in order to empower young women through the notion of self-love.