Marc-Joelitza Montgomery is a writer and Year-2 student at BHSEC Cleveland. She is the recipient of the Literature of the Americas Award in the Spring of 2018. As well as the recipient of the World Literature Award in both the Fall and Spring semester of 2018-2019.

He said said the ocean was beautiful,
But I said that it was terrifying

He said that life was hopeless,
But I said it wasn’t worth disqualifying

He said that music brought him pain,
But I said it was a step towards healing

He said that flowers were full of life,
But I said the process of them dying was appealing

That’s all it is.
We have our high’s and low’s.
What one sees in darkness the other sees in light.
We keep each other balanced as we grow.