Prediction, by Tori Fellenbaum



Graduation is nearing and I will soon leave my home

friends, familiar places, and comfort zones


Soon I will live in a shoe box of a room

with a complete stranger

sharing shampoo, toothpaste, a printer

and stories of home


Parties will distract me from homework,

deprive me of sleep, and slowly damage my liver


And boys, yes, hoards of college boys

casting their charms, breaking hearts, and never

calling me for a second date


Exams? I didn’t know they would be this hard

all-nighters, flashcards galore, and nightmares

of failure


New friends offer a breath of fresh air, relief from a

hectic schedule, a lunch date, and tons of new clothes

to borrow


College life

too many decisions

with unknown consequences

a fresh start for failure or

a second chance at getting it right


— Tori Fellenbaum


Tori Fellenbaum is a senior at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. She lives in Frankford and loves singing, theater arts, gnomes, and working as a cashier at ShopRite. She looks forward to fun, prayer, and learning at Immaculata University next year.