trinkets

Olivia Stearn

 
 

i wasn't allowed to touch it.
that pile of receipts, buttons
and loose change.
just sitting on your dresser
asking to be touched.
i never got to learn
its secrets.
now the cheap wood paneling
is coated with dust.
sometimes i write your name
in it.

 
 
 

Bio
Olivia Stearn graduated from Penn in 2016 as an English and Gender Studies major.