Vassar Student Review

Vassar Student Review

Fearless

By Tatum Phillips

The woman you lost, 
who will always be dark-haired
is impossible not to want. 
I’m forever a child looking 
out my window at the night sky.

Don’t you wonder sometimes? 
I’ll tell you everything. 
I won’t change.

The old man said the woman must 
obey the law. 
The meaning of becoming a 
historical subject. 
But I’ll touch the world 
with bare hands. 
Even if it burns.

*Found lines from Tracy K. Smith poems “Don’t You Wonder, Sometimes?” + “I Don’t Miss it” + “Interrogative”

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