“The Welcome” by Valentina Jusic

Art by Nadiya Cody

The Welcome by Valentina Jusic

Welcome to the never-ending high school
reunion. Welcome, old friends and boyfriends.
However mean and cruel, let’s not make amends.

The present. Why do we hide the fact
that every stage of life is not like high school?
Let’s exhale, give all the attention to each other
and play the game

that ruined our childhood for good,
where fame and shame don’t have a line.
As long as people know our name, who cares.
Let’s go online instead of reaching for a hand.

Let us sign in, spend hours,
and wonder every night why we are so lonely.


Valentina Jusic is a student at Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience.


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