By Jenny Ham
PROMPT — Who am I today?
can i be your juliet?
midday tides clashing against verona beaches
your ocean eyes, sand-colored skin, golden laughter
& summer scent clouding the pure skies
and my sight
romeo, why are you romeo?
hand me the magic potion
rid me of my capulet-ness
you need roma or romalda,
but me but can it be july again?
don't you understand, that we are meant to be?
Jenny Ham is a high school senior from Lynchburg, Virginia. She is the author of the poetry book 'the sun rose again.' Her work has appeared on Train River, Her Heart Poetry and Silver Leaf Poetry. In her spare time, Jenny likes to code, volunteer at the local hospital, and do pilates.