Words on Wheels

MICA partnership with Baltimore City Schools--we receive select poems from Baltimore students around the city and illustrate them. A few selected images will be displayed on the Light Rail and bus system.

Raquazia Gross, "Imagine Me"

Imagine me loving what I see
when the mirror looks at me,
because I imagine letting go
of all the ones who hurt me.
They never did deserve me.
Can you imagine me saying NO
to thoughts that try to control me
remembering all everyone told me?
Can you
imagine me
in a place of no insecurities?
I'm finally happy because
I imagine me.



I added the question mark to the end of "finished" because I am not completely satisfied with the outcome...it might be one of those instances where I'm so sick of looking at a piece that I just can't think straight anymore. I'm going to wait a couple days before I go ahead and print it, just to be sure.