beyond the green: collective of middlebury voices

a student-run publication that seeks to provide space for voices that are not being heard on our campus. we are grounded by politics that are radical, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-ableist, and anti-transphobic (against all forms of oppression) and that reject the structural neo-liberal paradigm that characterizes middlebury college and its official publications

We speak not of our dungeons.

Pressing On

Alone in space.
Wrapped tightly.
Pressed down by a heavy weight.

Wrapped in a shroud,
A dark cloth,
A black garment.

Pressed by a large mass,
A heavy block,
A crushing stone.

We grow into the cells of our own flesh prisons,
Alone in our bodies,
Wrapped in our skin,
Pressed in our minds.

We speak not of our dungeons.
Alone in our hopelessness,
Wrapped in our persistent sadness,
Pressed are our weakened bodies.

We see little beyond our cells,
Alone in the distance,
Wrapped in the fog,
Pressing on is a traveller.


This entry was posted on February 3, 2014 by in Mental Health and tagged , .
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