What’s the cost? And how do we decide?
Nicole Itkin is a high school junior in New York. She loves acting and writing, possibly because both allow her to fling words together in an attempt to tell a story and to tell it well. When she isn't staring at something with writing on it (whether it’s her own notebook, a published novel or a play), she is most likely thinking about new ways to incorporate tofu in her diet, learning other languages or traveling.
My writing this year has largely been in relation to personal experience, but made larger— bigger and bolder. Over the course of this year, my mentor Holli and I have explored a wide variety of medias and messages. Through plays, poetry, and short stories, we’ve explored questions of guilt, the meaning of waiting, and our individual relationships to different settings.
Desire. Loss. And then what? The poem weaves those ideas together.
What if someone took your place? How would they take over your world? Those were the two questions I had when I started this piece, questions I tried to answer.