Into the soils of earth,
belongs the box of death.
It is gold and square.

Without geometric shapes,
life would be pointless.
As pointless as a circle.

The circle of life is more like
a diamond in the cave. Loud
blasts ring through their ears.

Yellow, like the listening ears
in the field, it heals the blind
man. In the end, it's just graphite.

LENA NEWELL is a senior at USM. She will be graduating in May with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in English and Reading. She enjoys writing poetry and dancing. Her goal is to inspire her future students to love reading and writing.