i put on my best face,
to chart and compass
this unfathomed sea

like wind across water,
i have all wisdom
of the great infinite mind

before sunrise, i turn
into the heart like a god,
i must voyage far

color blind, seeing blue
across the sea, i turn
once more without fully waking.

Ava Mancino is a sophomore majoring in Illustration at SVA. She grew up in northern New Jersey and loves her family, friends, and the art world of NYC.