The biggest part of my physical identity
I’m starting to lose.
I watch as it slowly drifts to the ground;
a chilling feeling runs throughout my body.
My limbs are now bare
with nothing beautiful to show anymore.
They say that once you lose this part of you
You still radiate beauty.
I stand out.
I sit alone, now, in silence;
everything I loved and helped me stay alive
has left me now as well.
The coldness races through my body one last time.
It tingles to every inch of my being,
coldness takes over,
and I am stuck in frigidness forever.
Sydney Frese says, "It started off being told from a tree losing its leaves perspective, but once I finished it I realized it could also be taken from the perspective of a cancer patient losing their hair." Sydney is in 11th grade and attends Sioux City East High School.