Seventh Heaven

March 13, 2024

Somewhere beyond the clouds

Lies a park filled with laughing children

And covered in the petals of Spring.


Here, in this country between consciousness

And sleep is where the contents of my 

Heart lie bare—open to your invitation.


I lie awake, thinking of the place

I cannot go, waiting for 

The day it will become available to me.


In my dreams, I am there.

Walking the rose-covered aisle

With you by my side.



Vanessa Perez has loved writing ever since she was a little girl. Words have always fascinated her, and now she studies English at California State University, Fullerton. While she typically seeks solace in poetry, she has also started experimenting with short fiction and essays. She is always looking for new ways to connect with others through her writing. 



Featured image by Gayatri Malhotra.