Kat’s Corner is a poetry segment that is open to student submission. If you would like your piece potentially published, email the culture editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. This following piece is from the Collegian’s news editor, Kaylie McLaughlin.
The names of the boys I have loved
are still places set at the table
on my tongue,
the hopefulness and longing found at the
empty chairs marking my rejection.
I keep adding leaves to the table,
making room for more syllables strung
together that will burn like the
coffee I slurp so impatiently