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Creative Bravery: Amputate My Mind

We have had the pleasure of collecting art from Capital’s creative and talented students who continue to amaze and influence this campus. I’d like to thank the staff’s enthusiasm and endurance throughout. I’d also like to thank our ReCap advisor, Dr. Kevin Griffith, for his continuous support and guidance. It has been an honor to witness and experience such an inspiring process. It is brave to create. To take risks and explore authenticity. While creating may not be easy, the outcome can be extraordinarily rewarding. To the readers and contributors, thank you and enjoy.

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Amputate My Mind

Sierra Parker ’20, Creative Writing and English Literature major, Political Science minor

I wait for when I can leave myself behind

and join the parade of something else.

I want to celebrate the loss of a limb

covered in scars and not-yet-closed cuts

made by those who live in the bodies

around mine – an arm’s length away

from my heart. I ask them to leave

and they return the next day

with a pen held to my head. They draw 

new unforgettables but, when I ask,

they refuse to cut them off.