HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

Category Archives: Poetry

Amongst the Stars

BY JENNY CHEN The girl who gave me the universe In pale hands splattered with speckles of orange Her eyes mirrored the blue painted into the sky at 7 pm … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finding Yourself Fading Away

BY LAYA REDDY I was always sitting on the outer edge of the group A lone meteor in weak orbit I had no words that could get their gravity to  … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Mirror

BY ELISE BALDEMORE The mirror So prim and proper, Held the ghastly reflection Of a young girl Within its very glass. Captivating her She stared long and hard, Not able … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Shards

BY SRUTHI KALAVACHERLA broken and hurt used trapped in her nightmare. long nights, dirty money a wench to their desires they say there is no varnish to protect her from … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Maybe I Hate Your Poetry

BY LILLY SABELLA Maybe I hate your poetry and maybe I hope you drown in your metaphors if you’d step away from your word of black microphones and spotlights dressed … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Little Girl Made of Mirrors

BY HALEY HIBSMAN She struts shamelessly Why shouldn’t she She is flawless Every person’s dream But like us all she has a flaw She is made of mirrors She reflects … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Self Harm

BY: BELLA RAY There is always sadness, it’s always dark, A slight relief while I make these marks. Blood blooms bright with every gash, My world comes down with a … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Godmother Wrapped in a Hurricane

BY: NATALIE SERRAG I You can see her leaning over the rotten wood beams. She is barefoot Her lips sit in a frown the way that Storm clouds sit in … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perspective

BY MAYA GOWDA I arrive, attended and measured with disgust By myself with people all around They​ aren’t looking at me but looking with me Trying to harm its way … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bones, a Lantern, and a Future

BY NICOLE WHITSELL The second I am outside, The cold wind pierces my ears And my eyes And my cheeks. Every step away is bliss. My soul, Lighter than air, … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got Fangs Now

BY MAKAYLA JENNINGS The city street is their territory And we are their prey. I used to not mind it so much. Their stares. And their piercing howls. In fact … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Help and Terrified

BY EUNICE ZELAYA Help I can’t breathe It’s like I’m being held back I feel weak As if all my strength has been drained and taken away I’m so exhausted … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Untitled

BY LIYA FOUCHE To you I’m only a body, something to temporarily hold your interest, you can make me feel so nonexistent. The way you distance yourself when things become … Continue reading

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Requiem XII

BY RACHEL DAI we trade stories into the night often on this swing set, like a pendulum. yesterday it was biff loman. today it is atlas: it began the day … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Truly Open Your Eyes

BY CHLOE KIM Looking around, I can see people Going about with their daily lives. Some look as if they don’t have a care in the world, Others look as … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Freshman and Three Other Poems

BY OTOO SEBASTIAN ANNAN The Freshman This new person wants to start anew He doesn’t seem like himself anymore She feels so scared He has never been there before She … Continue reading

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dear Uncle

BY MORGAN In your hospital bed,I see you dying,In your eyes I see you smiling,Like I’m the only person,There with you,I hear the doctors talk in hushed voices,Exchanging facts,I hear … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Butterflies

BY JOURNEY DIXON Explainable feeling Forever in sorrow I’m weeping, You’ve only felt pain inside All your butterflies having died. Screaming to the heavens Please put down your weapons, They’re … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Ode to You

BY MICAELA FRANCIS The smell of your cologne, The sound of your voice, The smile that graced your face, It’s all I truly want. Your presence made everything make sense. … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alone and Where It All Began

BY GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ Alone Driving alone my eyes on the road. An endless trail of snow makes me feel all alone. I can’t help but remember that cold night in … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wishing Upon a Midnight Star and a Story

BY RILEY VILLONE Stars flying past, Moving onward fast, A wish I’d like to make, But it’s a silly thing to partake. My dreams still gnawing at me inside, Wishing … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Am a Woman

BY STEPHANIE CHRISTIE You complimented my kindness, my ambition, And left me hopeful for this romantic ignition. I was infatuated with your heart, your mind and your soul, You made … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Melanin Queen

BY AMBER JACKSON Melanin Queen Do not let them tell you what to do For it is your body, And you choose what to debut Melanin Queen Do not be … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

She Is

BY NICHOLAS LARIVIERE “She is… a suffering, whirling, phantasm of blood, staining the sky a thousand effervescent shades of violet. Bruised purples and anguished oranges stretch luxuriously from the radiant … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ultimate Price, Reality, Countdown

BY VIOLET VAN FLEET Ultimate Price Save me from this. It hurts, The way this emptiness burns within me. Counting down these infinite days, Until I shall see my beloved … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Reality & Viva la Révolution

BY ELIZA MAHON Reality Life Hope Light I try to hold on It slips It falls Down Down Down Darkness tries to suffocate it It cries out Help me Help … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Love

BY MALIYA BROOKS SIGHT – Love looks the way a bare bush decorated in winter frost looks. It looks like a twig engulfed in an icy coating. It looks like … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Shower

BY ZOE PASKEWICZ a flick of the wrist, and the water turns on like the electrons fired on in his head or at least the idiot ones did valves of … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Her Mind’s Eye

BY ALEX MESSINA She had no name, no voice. The world had no recollection of the little girl with the big, brown eyes. They saw her as the girl with … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Empower!

BY ALINA HUSAIN What is a memory you hold close to you from when you were young? One of my first memories is of my parents being threatened with a … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment