About the Column:
Poems of Our Climate is a weekly poetry column run by Oliver Egger, ’23. Oliver Egger also runs the literary magazine group Route 9 whose literary magazine The Lavender was released this Tuesday! READ IT ONLINE AT ROUTE9.ORG. Submissions for the second issue of The Lavender open this upcoming Tuesday. This second issue is metamorphosis themed and is looking for poetry, prose, and art connected to moments of change. Submit your poetry at tinyurl.com/wespoetry. If you are interested in having your poem featured in this column, Poems of Our Climate, please email your work directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Sarah! Go Rachel!
For Rachel Félix, Sarah Bernhardt, and SZA
By Jake Gale ’25
They said you were rewarded for not killing Jesus
and now you’re like big stars that light across borders
all around the world heat in place of hair tightening around
a wagon wheel and your moms [up]rooted so hard for you like
rosebud lips and deep-set eyes be whoever you can and keep
your name can open mouths and minds no one can talk like you
About the Poet:
Jake Gale is a first-year student from New Jersey.