The Notre Dame Cathedral burned down. My friend looks bored in his picture with it and I will never be able to take a better one. The Twin Towers exploded before I was born. The Appalachians are shrinking and the ice caps are melting and Everest grows higher and less attainable every day and I want to travel the world but what if, when I’m ready, it’s not there anymore?
a fire slowly
swallows my religion while
people are singing
Greta Starling is a teenage writer. She enjoys reading and writing; some of her favorite books are by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. Her favorite poets are William Shakespeare and Natasha Tretheway. Follow her on Instagram at @greta_writes.