Capturing Campus: November

Everything is so loud

music blasting

eardrums bursting

fingers buzzing

a jackhammer

to the brain

chanting someone’s name

its indiscernible–huh?

indiscernible shrieking

for joy

for cheer

for love

for hate

because you feel like it

all the talking

lips moving

shifting at the gumline

saying nothing

I can’t hear you

speak louder

say it again

shout it if you have to

drown it out if you have to


I’m afraid I’ll  l o s e  you

between the ringing

in my head

and the cracks

in the skyline


Erin Knape is a University of Michigan junior majoring in psychology and minoring in creative writing. Her greatest passion has always been the arts, whether that be writing, painting, or photography. Capturing Campus, a weekly installment of poetry and photography, aims to capture campus life through artistic expression. Dive into Capturing Campus every Sunday!

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