Something Is Happening

Marena Benoit

something is happening



a hand around my waist

a touch of my nose

a brush of my shoulder

really feels like a punch in the gut

a breaking of my teeth

a ripping out of all my hair

nothing concedes in nature save

the crashing of a waterfall

but even that is beautiful. there is no beauty 

here where something Is happening 

Marena Benoit is an English major at Florida State University, and an avid rock climber who has scaled cliffs in Tennessee, Colorado, and elsewhere. Her favorite inspirations for poetry are her rural upbringing and love for nature. She is involved in the literary magazine at her university, so check out the last couple of issues of the Kudzu Review from Florida State if you would like to see more of her work!