Written by Jess Morrison, Staff Writer

Inner Voices

Hear her ask, why run?
Ask yourself why you ran.
Ask yourself to slow down.
Hear her ask you- be still.

Pause.
look in the mirror, trace those fine lines,
fault lines.
She sees the vault of your body- earthen vessel.
You see diamonds,
You see pure, raw, soul.

Silence answered —
You’re not like the others.

Be still.