Enigma Weekend Edition: Poetry by Bennett Stoltzfus

by Bennett Stoltzfus

Side to side
your body sways
as you speed down the snow covered mountainside
the winter air crashes like a wave
against your face
fills your lungs
then ricochets back into the atmosphere
the sky like a canvas
that has been smothered with a light grey paint
with each turn of your body
your board carves in and out
of the blanket of powder
behind you lies a trail,
a blank piece of paper
that has one singular s-shaped marking
who knew that line could be the effect
of such a feeling
a feeling of freedom,
the dull sky beings to cry out
tiny white crystals
that fill in the lines from your past


Enigma is an art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon.

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