Poetry Contest Winner, 2016

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As part of its third annual Words and Music Festival, The Berklee Composition Department and FUSION Magazine sponsored a Poetry Contest.

Poetry Contest

We are happy to announce the Winning poem: “Panic,” by Emily Teixeira. The poem will be set to music and performed at the third annual Words and Music Festival hosted by the Berklee Composition Department Berklee Words and Music Festival on April 3-7.

Panic
by Emily Teixeira

my bones itch from the inside
i feel
restless
like spilled water
on hot pavement
my blood seems to pop
and sizzle
i’m neither molting
nor cocooning
i’m conducting
electricity
lightning splitting
the tallest tree
I know God’s hand makes glass of sand
what will be made of me?