The Awake Experiment

A year ago Amy Attalla and I combined neighbourhood forces to create two pieces of poetry for our January 2018 issue. Now, one year later, the echo of Amy returns. She is better, smarter, wiser, and her twelve year old self is crushing the spoken word like never before. I’m thrilled she’s only a hop, skip, and a jump away! Cheers to my ever-creative neighbour and to another year.

The Awake Experiment
by Sadie Rosgen and Amy Attalla

I am human,

finding my home.


I am beautiful,

inching towards something so close.



This me is here to stay.


Watching the rest,

bright impenetrable light,

inching towards something close.



I am human,

I am beautiful.

I am here as you see me,

waiting to survive.