Evolving Emotions: The Inventor’s Mind 

Majestic but plain

Concrete but finicky

Mysterious but disclosed


Triumphant yet bittersweet

Crazed yet sane


Wholesomeness twisted

Into a contortion of the purest will


What is it that you want from me?

A craving that torments your inner satisfaction


A sadistic masterpiece

Of enrapturing composition


Tweaked by the mind

Solidified in the soul

Written on the tongue

Etched in the heart


A chase amidst insanity

Within the mind

Barriers to the complete

The creation


Each intricately aligned

Precisely where intended

For the eye to digest

And for the mouth to gasp in disbelief


The beauty in perfect imperfection

Synonymous antonyms

Arranged for the insane guest

Amidst a chase towards insanity



Erin Knape is a freshman who intends to major in psychology at the University of Michigan. Her greatest passions have always been the arts, whether that be writing, painting, photography, or collaging. Evolving Emotions, a weekly installment of poetry and accompanying photography, aims to communicate the unifying conceptions, thoughts, experiences, and emotions felt throughout the college journey. Explore the inner workings of a chaotic mind in Evolving Emotions every Sunday.

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