Diagnosis, Interrupted: Poetry by Danielle Sehnert

Diagnosis, Interrupted

Death came a-knockin’ and suddenly infinity became dizzy
The rush of a fever, chills that stretch miles, I felt my courage draining

Silenced, was the urge to run, do not betray me, body
Time, a merciful mother and a cruel leader

She could not save me
Wrapped in her warm embrace, a seed grows, hope

The community of tender eyes and lonely hearts greets me
Never shall I feel shame

I took off the burden like a worn coat; it can harm me no longer

—Danielle Sehnert


Danielle Sehnert is a seventeen-year-old high school student who aspires to major in English in college and, later, become a successful journalist. She lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee.