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Second Place Poem, “Mother’s Letter”

Spring 2024 Multi-Media Contest

Mother’s Letter

Oh, how I’ve labored 

To give you a home

One that you favored

Not one to be owned


Dappled daisies in fields of green

Watered oceans blue

Anything just to be seen

I could try a different hue


I see how you look up at the moon

While I’m only the dirt beneath your feet

My sights don’t make you swoon

Instead, they are covered in concrete


All this sunlight 

Yet you still don’t see

I’m withered with blight

Listen to my plea


Once such lovely scenery 

Grew trees to keep you shaded

Cut them down with machinery 

Now I’m here left jaded


For all my efforts persist 

In hopes that life can exist


2024 Poetry Contest Third Place Winner Click here

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Noemi Saucedo, Writer / Photographer
Hello! My name is Noemi Saucedo. At The Talon, I am a writer and photographer for MSJC’s Student Newspaper. My major is in communications, and I aim to transfer to a university for media and cultural studies. Much of my work is reflective of and nostalgic for my upbringing in the small-town suburbs of California as a first-generation Mexican-American child. From a young age, I was drawn into the imaginary worlds offered through storybooks and movies. Such interests have followed me into young adulthood, translated as an adoration for literature, poetry, film, music, and art. In my work for the student paper, I search for stories that will resonate with creatives and media lovers in my local community “I invented a life for myself, so at least I’d live somehow.” Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
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