IÕve been running for quite some time

And I canÕt seem to catch my breath

Trying to hide, but I just canÕt find the right place

Everywhere I go its looming shadow towers over me

Filled with eloquence and promising greatness

I stop and stare as its aurora slowly pulls me in

Mesmerized for a split second; the endless options play before my eyes

Momentarily tempted to stay, but as fear overpowers this newfound curiosity

I take off running once again afraid of what the next encounter holds


Amal Youn is currently enrolled at Concordia University St.Paul, where she is an English major with an emphasis in journalism. Her life goals include getting her law degree from the University of Chicago, and possibly pursuing a secondary career in journalism sometime in the near future.