How often have you felt despair or a deep rooted emptiness? Perhaps these gentle words will calm you and hold you close.
Jacob Arasim is a young writer and a student at the Boise State University. Arasim believes poetry is especially important as a medium to elevate experiences, an art form to expand on self-growth, nature, and storytelling. His sources of inspiration reflect his own life as a young, thriving college student. He draws from his existential crises of the twenties and all those relatable moments that challenge and sometimes boost his journey as a young writer.
BREAKING THE ICE
A score below zero
Not another step, too narrow.
Of options smaller than a sliver
Thoughts of you always make me shiver.
Where to begin now, it's poor
A heart-wrapped present from the core
But my stomach keeps it coiled
Thus my plans always foiled.
It's worth sitting miles to ponder
"Where could we be, now?" I wonder.
Right, wrong, I'm not so sure
But your sight is eternally pure.
Following this trail diminishing
Weightless in space and rocks skirmishing.
Where will I fall after crumble-through?
Love? Despair? Nothing? I hope it's with you.
Photos by Melania Brescia.