My Brain
by Euridise Lujano from Power Academy, Roosevelt campus
Published in the 2007-2008 WITS Anthology I Once Was Young and Strong (Available for purchase)

My brain is my brother crying.

The rain pouring down the window
as I see the streetlights go
from green to yellow to red.

My brain is cars speeding by
as I hear the birds tweaking
while I walk to school.

My brain is the color
of hot Cheetos,
my lips touching against
my boyfriend’s.