A Quilted Autobiography

A Poem By Flying Past Clouds // 9/1/2013

I am my own hero
In a relationship with my future
Weaning myself from familiarity
Saving for a one-way ticket
Breathing my own ideas
Swimming laps around my brain
Scribbling out a universe
Drawing my new hometown
Rewriting my past disk
Crocheting a blanket
Listening to my idols
Following the light of my goals
Making my way in chaos
Holding my imaginary hand
Singing through radio signals
Reaching towards the screen
Clinging to the bed sheets
And the lullaby of a dream



I love the imagery! It was intensified with the eerie music I can hear at the moment. (from a computer game that I am NOT playing) And the ending was perfect.

Maddi | Thu, 09/05/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh


I just found you - never seen you on AP before, somehow - and even just after reading your autobiography on your homepage, and now this - wow!!! I can't believe you're so young... no, that's awful, shouldn't say that (*self-corrects* haha) - I feel like it's such a cliched compliment, and why SHOULD it be a compliment? I should say why I like the writing instead - because age doesn't matter: good writing does, and you had my breath caught at "I am my own hero / In a relationship with my future." I feel the same way!! This entire poem reminding me of my teen years, and the way I felt like I was creating myself, my present, and my future. It was such an active, artistic process. I STILL feel this way - or I want to feel it more. Yayy, I love finding writing that I sympathize with!! I identified with almost every one of what you wrote about. I could read this over and over. It's so breath-full of life!!

Sarah Bethany | Tue, 10/22/2013


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