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 a 16-year-old INTP from Melbourne, Australia. She loves finding beauty in little things like the afternoon sun walking home on a school afternoon as well as editing film, Lana Del Rey, Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types and photography.

Alina Autumn

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

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