A high school senior discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on education, social dynamics, and mental health, with insight into how students feel about and are reacting to quarantine.
"The Beach that Burned" - The beach was never meant to burn / It was never meant to burn / The fiercest fame could never hope to live a life of might . . .
"Meet you there" - I'll meet you in the town square / Promise me you'll be there / The old market's setting up / All the shops will be open . . .
"Toby" - I've a brother by no blood / Ages have passed since we've spoken / And each reunion is one of joyous calm . . .
"Of a flock" - We fly together / Weave the wind with every wingbeat / Like clouds basking in sunbeams . . .
"Tree Hollow" - I've forgotten the way the light shines through the window / In the hallway leading to my apartment . . .
"Painting in the rain" - Never dry, never try / I was painting in the rain / Don't know who hired me, just know that this tires me . . .
"Of Thought" - Pay no mind to the beggars along the tracks / Refuse to let them find purchase in your head / Spare your change for only your fare . . .
A series of bridges connects the dozens of cliffs around a grand, corrupt kingdom. The only way one prisoner hopes to escape the castle alive is to leave a trail of flames roaring in her wake.
"As the door is to the hall" - It is said often with a prophet's tongue the adage / That when one door is to close . . .