Young Writers Project: Achieving Balance Is The Most Important Thing

Apr 28, 2017

Sophia Cannizzaro, 17, of West Glover, writes about the importance of achieving balance and how tricky it can be to get there.

Girl wears black lacy tights with droopy boots,
tongues licking the sidewalk with each step she takes.
Our eyes are positive and negative, an electrical current strung
between them and on top of it a tight-rope walker trying to
balance on a moving wire that isn't really there;
electrical current produces a magnetic field and things are
smashing into the balancing artist, all heavy metal and
grungy eye-liner hitting the figure, mascara running down her face
as fast as I am running away from this girl but we are
co-heads of the same body and our only member is a balancing artist
who doesn't know what she's doing.

The Young Writers Project provides VPR's audience another avenue to hear and read selections from Vermont's young writers. The project is a collaboration organized by Geoff Gevalt at the Young Writers Project. The thoughts and ideas expressed here are the writers' own and do not necessarily reflect those of Vermont Public Radio.