Wrapped In Red
By Princesa Santos
In my poem, I explore themes of self identity and purpose through the eyes of the mythological character of Persephone. “Wrapped In Red” goes through Persephone’s memories of a simple decision that altered her future.
Lost I was. Alone I felt. Taken without conception, I had no recollection. What was my life? My purpose? Maybe it was to be a porter, rended beyond its borders. Or a caretaker forgotten, to also be taken care of. But was this all I was made for? It couldn’t be, can’t. I must’ve been made for more, than just this. I give, share have no possession. But when it comes to me there’s only pain, deception. Beauty is fallacy, its presence wrapped in red. The truth revealed after a bite. And my long last freedom is lost every winter’s night.
Princesa Santos is a high school junior. Along with being a passionate writer, she enjoys cooking, dancing, being outdoors and helping the poor and needy in her community. Currently, she is interning at the Medical Gateways Academy, in hopes of being a medical practitioner and advocate for her community regarding racial injustices in medicine in the near future.