Jaki Shelton Green’s High School Poet Laureate program aims to foster a love of poetry. This poem is by Alleyna Roberts, a student at West Columbus High School, who is part of the inaugural group of poet laureates. The poem offers a reflection on the feeling of being trapped by society.
poem by Alleyna Roberts | illustration by Rebekah Evans
This article originally appeared in the May 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.