Photograph by Chris Murphy


Luca Sun

There was once a time where the floors were made of lava
where your backyard was an untamed land full of things to explore
where a cardboard box could take you to the moon.
This was a time of peace, where you had nothing to worry about
except for the monsters under your bed.
But have no fear, your imaginary friend will be there to help
If you ever felt sad, your parents would give you a hand
if you ever felt mad, they would understand
No problem was too small.
This was a time of fun, and also a time for learning
leaving home to color your heart out.
Running around with your friends and running away from others.
This time is the calm before the storm
before you have responsibility.
This time is your childhood.