Poem by Alexis Williams // Illustration by Kaitlyn Lafferty
I wished I could grow a sprout like the others
A seed becomes a plant becomes a tree
But not my seed
It won’t grow to become like thee
At least that’s what they told me
My seed was worthless
It had no power to grow
The others told me it would never come to be
But I dreamed on even though
One morning my life had changed
The skies were clear after a night of rain
What I found surprised me
I had grown a bud
Alexis lives in a small town in New Jersey. She absolutely loves coding in different languages like Java and Arduino, and aspires to get a corporate job working in IT or as a Systems Developer at one of her favorite Stores or Apps. Alexis loves to spend most of her spare time reading, writing, looking through her favorite fashion magazines, and participating in charity events through her school. Follow her on Instagram @alexisdenisew.
Kaitlyn Lafferty is a gallery host at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO. She writes and sells a really personal perzine called perpetual ambivalence about her misadventures and wonderment with all things life. Right now, she attends community college of Denver, working towards becoming a geologist. Outside of work and school, she is an artivist and organizer with a focus on energy justice and reclaiming emotions. She is passionate about nature, art and all the small beauties of living. If she could be any color at this point in her life, it would be a delicate shade of pastel salmon. Keep up with Kaitlyn on Facebook & Etsy.