Author: Zixuan Xu


Yesterday is a piece describing the troubles youth go through while growing up, and about how it can be a very confusing time when there are so many other influences around you. Zixuan hopes with this poem can inspire others her age to feel a little more self-empowered in the face of problems, danger, or puzzlement.

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Too Bad

Zixuan Xu writes about how sometimes being a female in modern day society comes with a lot of expectations, but not a lot of respect.

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The poem ‘sketchbook’ is about the concept that one’s life is very similar to a book, filled with different stories, or a sketchbook, filled with different drawings. Sometimes we feel as if we are incomplete, or we lack a purpose in our lives, which is a very frustrating emotion especially when others don’t fully understand, and this is translated into a metaphor in the piece. Zixuan Xu writes.

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