KSPC's latest installment of The Interchange, our Public Affairs program, featured the work of Stephanie Huang, whose poem "Flora" can be found below.
"I'm a sophomore at Scripps majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Poetry. For me, poetry is an outlet gives form to thoughts that I didn't know I had and clarifies emotions that I can't exactly identify - it's magical like that. I have a penchant for greek yogurt, daisies, and synthesized music!"
The quintessential question
a boy must ask a girl, a special girl:
What’s your favorite flower?
Lilac, lavender, and lilies of the valley,
primrose, pansies, and pink peonies,
Jacob’s ladder, Lady’s mantle.
The more extravagant, the better, he thinks,
Each flower should mean something,
white chrysanthemums to say goodbye.
yellow roses for jealousy,
So caught up we are
in what it means to mean.
What does it mean to have twenty-six flecks
of pollen, rather than fourteen?
Losing ourselves in the stuff
of the microscopic sort—