I wanted to write a poem
But the scenery made me wordless.
Carving through cobblestones
And long-hanging ivy,
Too afraid to touch the masterpiece—
The trauma took our voices.
Red brick and black doors,
I’m not good enough to make it sound pretty.
Every writer, average as the next.
What I see is too beautiful to be pinned down
Under weak and rhymeless
M.M. Cochran is the author of YA novel Between the Ocean and the Stars and has an educational background in English and creative writing. She has worked in the journalism industry, as well as the agenting and publishing industry, and she is currently a news reporter for The Greer Citizen. M.M. can be found collecting coffee mugs, slipping into an oversized sweater, and hanging out with her standard poodle. Her debut novel, Between the Ocean and the Stars, can be found online at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com. To keep up with her writing journey, follow her on Instagram @m.m.cochran_writer.