Photography © Karen A. Szklany


my pomegranate

it was a lucid dream
it was all too real
i just liked the way
your skin felt
when we touched
it was God
it was the devil
an abyss of flames-
was your heart
it was you
it was the idea of you
that consumed me
called itself love
said it was heaven
it was zeus
it was hades
lighting in the dark skies
and the dead-
it was the dead
tearing at my skin
it was tartarus
it was hell


Taylor Hill is a sophomore writing and publishing major at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She prefers poetry but writes all types of work. In her work he talks about love, exploring herself, and other things. Taylor works to express and explore herself in her work and is always looking for a way to get her work into the world.

Karen A. Szklany was born in New York and now lives in a New England co-housing community. She is the author of several collections of poetry, gardening books and Unitarian Universalist sermons. Karen also serves as a Life Healing and Transformation Coach on the labyrinth path.