Storytelling Contest

Miles wind the mechanics of my feet,

counters and clocks to tally the movement of my toes.

I pace alongside psychiatrists and counselors on cracked cement

as their words like a foreign language

You ask me why everyone around you is succeeding

And you’re left alone conceding these feelings

From when you first departed

Aspirations written down on the application you started

To your future life -

Look outside the window,

The pine tree with a million needles,

Needles that glisten at their tips,

With a million beads of raindrops,

When spending time outside the lab, one of my favorite spots is Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands.
Running a marathon is an exhaustive feat that should not be taken lightly. However, with proper planning and a vision, even the most arduous challenges can be accomplished. When beginning a marathon, seasoned pros head off conservatively.

I slowly indulge

in the warm whispers

and tingling waves

that travel up and down

from around outside

 

Deep within

an impulse arises

bubbling my

cold red blood

November 17, 2017 — Two weeks ago, I volunteered in the student-run homeless clinic in downtown San Francisco. Having arrived early, my classmates and I practiced taking blood pressures on each other.

I am not exactly sure what setting nor what city I will end up in after I graduate from UCSF/SFSU.

Editor's Note: "Recent Support for the Law of Unfair Magnetism and Adoration" Victoria Turner earned an honorable mention in the Synapse Storytelling Contest Creative Writing category.

D. Hunter

Editor's note: Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is Hardik Kothare's second place winning entry into the Synapse Storytelling Contest, photography category.

The fog rolls in an out

The tides ebb and flow