New Shoots 3

new shoots 3This volume shows a general questioning of the young writer’s place in society, working on the themes of school, their relationships with family and friends, and the world around them.

Many of the pieces in this volume reflect a certain sensitivity towards their surroundings, focusing on objects that we may think as mundane, as seen in poems like “Ode to Sterlized Gauze Bandages,” “Stone,” and “Cells.” Others look outward and reflect on the natural world in “Moonlit Worship” and “The Sea.” Other pieces resist, in general terms, the ongoing war and violence in the world, with “The Reality of Dreams” and “Cosmic Tears.”