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.

Pour it down the drain
Trying to start again
The stentch bringing pain
Wrestling with desire again

Evil rains
Heart turns dark again
Memorize ways-
To heal. How to stop sipping again.

But then she does it again.
Once more, then again.
Tomorrow, the next day, and then again.
Next year, next month, again.

Stop, start and again.
Cry, scream and again.
Lord please…. but she does it again.
Restart the process with optimism