Writing by Raisa McLean // Photograph by Alina Autumn


in winter she wished for spring,

an end to the bare trees

like skeletons grabbing the night sky:

the season matched how she felt inside

if only she knew what it would bring,

not flowers and bees

but only another reason to cry


she wished for the gentle spring sun, blossoms, beauty and fun

when spring arrived she was surrounded,

everything perfect but one


because while it was beautiful

it could not be enjoyed

the happiness of spring was just a decoy,

all the earth’s flowers and all of her friends

couldn’t put her back together again


Raisa McLean

Raisa is an emerging artist from Melbourne. Her work includes installation, sculpture, photography, textiles and drawing. On top of her art practice she designs and accepts commissions for earrings. Raisa’s passions outside of art are mainly music, dance and psychology and she is a strong advocate for confronting and tackling stigma surrounding mental illness.

Alina Autumn

Alina Autumn is a 23-year-old photographer from Russia. Follow her photography on her Instagram and Flickr.

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