Category Archives: Arrowhead Union High School Student Authors

“Seagull” by Em Hollern

Seagull

i call my family for dinner, and
eat
an
unattended
fry,
eat
a
child’s
sandwich;
eat,
and i call my family for dinner.

Em Hollern
1/2022

Em Hollern is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. Hollern has been writing fiction as a hobby for three years. She enjoys composing poetry as either a serious creative outlet, or just for fun.

“Paper Thin” by Max Rebella

Paper Thin

Paper thin kids.
Plain.
Not
hungry
but
Plain
and
lacking
depth.
Plain
kids, paper thin.

Max Rebella
1/2022

Max Rebella is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. He enjoys skiing, track, reading, and hanging out with friends. This was Rebella’s first attempt at composing a Skinny and, like TSPJ, he is extremely happy with how it turned out.

The Poetry of Brishanna Malysa

A Child I was
Child
Crayons
Drawing
Laughing
Child
No
Don’t
Touch

Child,
I was a Child.

Brishanna Malysa
1/2022

Brishanna Malysa, whose nickname is “Bri,” is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. She likes to write in her free time and she enjoyed composing a Skinny. Malysa likes to write about more serious topics and this poem is powerful evidence of that fact.

The Poetry of Caitlyn Klopp

The man in the moon
Smiles,
watching
bats
fly,
Smiles,
stars
crossing
him,
Smiles,
The man in the moon.

Caitlyn Klopp
1/2022

Caitlyn Klopp is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. She enjoys baking, reading, and cheerleading. Klopp had never tried writing a Skinny before this, but she immensely enjoyed the process. TSPJ immensely enjoys the confection of her composition.

The Poetry of Riley Rogers

The bodies drop.
Falling
bodies,
bullets
flying,
Falling
bombs,
exploding
corpses,
Falling
The bodies drop.

Riley Rogers
1/2022

Riley Rogers is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. He enjoys getting out and driving around with friends and family, along with playing some tennis in the summer. Rogers had never written a Skinny before, but found it an interesting challenge. TSPJ greatly appreciates his creative efforts.

“February 12th” by Nathan Goodreau

February 12th

Gone too fast
Dad
breathe
no
screams
Dad
gasps
death
gone
Dad
gone too fast

Nathan Goodreau
1/2022
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Nathan Goodreau is a senior at Arrowhead Union High School. This poem is about his dad’s passing (about which, TSPJ extends its sincere condolences). Goodreau enjoys working on diesel trucks for recreation, as well as in the automotive industry. This was his “first go” at a Skinny and, like him, all of us at the journal are very impressed with how it turned out.

The Poetry of Chandler Maniscalco

Clocking into work
Long
Sauce
Cheese
Toppings
Long
Wrap
Cashier
Dishes
Long
Clocking into work

Chandler Maniscalco
1/2022
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Chandler Maniscalco is a senior at Arrowhead Union High School. In his free time, he likes to lift weights, play guitar and cook. He wrote this poem simply about his regular work shift and it was my first time writing a Skinny. TSPJ is happy to share this authentic picture, one noble slice of his life.

The Poetry of Sara Low

Was she breaking?
Cancer
crawled
spread
wandered.
Cancer
surging
through
her
Cancer.
She was breaking.

Sara Low
1/2022
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Sara Low is a student-writer and junior at Arrowhead Union High School. This is Low’s first time composing a Skinny and has let the journal know that she “really enjoyed learning the process.” To be sure, TSPJ has also “really enjoyed” her debut Skinny and is honored to share it with the world.

The Poetry of Onesti Ekholm

Emmett Till

You were a boy
Young
Happy
Small
Naive
Young
Scared
Drowned
Alone
Young
You were a boy.

Onesti Ekholm
1/2022
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Onesti Ekholm is a junior at Arrowhead Union Highschool. She loves watching movies, reading, and most of all writing. Ekholm has always loved composing poems in her free time, and she especially enjoys writing Skinnys because of their accessibility.

The Poetry of Jack Morrow

We Starve
Crumbling
Pastries
Falling
Empty
Crumbling
Stay
Afloat
Kids
Crumbling
We Starve

Jack Morrow
1/2022
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Jack Morrow is a senior at Arrowhead Union High School. In his free time, he loves to ski, lift weights, and embark upon adventures with his friends. Morrow is thrilled (as is TSPJ) with the composition of his first Skinny about child hunger affecting children all over the world.