A short story about the first step of what other people considered this woman’s breakdown.
Emma Kushnirsky is a current high school junior living in the Bronx, NY. She has spent most of her life in the Bronx and Manhattan, but also lived on the West Coast for several years. She most enjoys reading and writing all types of poetry and largely literary fiction, fantasy, or magical realism. Emma also loves animals and the outdoors and enjoys playing guitar, rollerblading, working out, yoga, singing, language learning and cooking. Her work has previously been published in In Parentheses Magazine.
After reading the poetic correspondence between Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón entitled “Envelopes of Air,” we decided to write poetic letters to one another, which naturally interrogated our feelings and thoughts during a pandemic.
These three poems are related to reflection and my relation to the natural world.