Molly Scully


Have you ever seen a flower

in a crack in the pavement?

It has no business being

there and yet, it exists.


It’s in your path, but

you won’t step on it.

something surviving like that deserves

to be spared. It should be protected.


so, you walk around it

and you look back to

ensure it remained

intact, but then

instantly forget about



but not me. so, now

when I see a flower

in a crack, in the

pavement, I crush



Molly Scully is a senior at the University of Connecticut. During her last semester, she is on the poetry panel for her school’s literary magazine , the Long River Review. She will graduate this spring with an English major. After graduation, Molly hopes to continue writing and pursue a career in editing and publishing.