Tossing ropes into water is useless when there’s no one around to catch them. When you came, I grew hopeful, thinking you would catch my ropes. Thinking you would pull me up to where it’s safe; to where I wasn’t drowning anymore. I threw out ropes faster than ever before hoping you would catch them. But you never did. They lay stagnant in the water. I’ve been trying! You’re not receiving my signals. I fade away from your sight, from your mind, leaving words scattered in the night. I’ve been trying. I’ve been trying.
Halle (she/her) enjoys writing short romance, sci-fi, and horror stories along with poetry and gets her ideas from random life experiences and fanfiction. When she’s not writing, she’s either watching YouTube or playing Animal Crossing. Her Twitter handle is @YaTheatreNerd and you can check out more of her work here: https://medium.com/@halleee.
About Twelve Literary Arts: Twelve Literary Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary arts and education organization founded by Executive Artistic Director Daniel Gray-Kontar in 2016. The organization provides literary arts instruction and leadership development to elementary and high school-aged youth while offering an expanded slate of programming to adult poets, writers, and storytellers.
Working in collaboration with other community and arts organizations, Twelve Literary Arts has played a key role in making poetry more accessible to new audiences, developing a cadre of young talent committed to writing in and about Cleveland, and contributing to the local dialogue about the arts and social transformation.