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Natalie Alsdorf

In the backseat of someone’s 

car. Winding between the Dobe’s–

amber like honey, pieces

of sand, blowing in the breeze 

like brown sugar. Someone said

something, my sister, or the radio,

but my mind fixated on the garnet fire

that smothered the atmosphere

and silhouetted the curves–

sinking and rising. Urgency 

in my chest told me to seize 

such a scene, but the request

to stop stuck on my tongue,

and the priceless painting sank, leaving

a bitter taste behind.

Natalie Alsdorf

I am currently 19 years old and have spent most of my life in western Colorado. Besides my time in Oregon the past year and a half (for which I am so grateful), I consider myself a Coloradan at heart and felt called to move back to the colorful, sunny state. Most of my inspiration for my work is derived from nature, my faith, and the human experience. I enjoy sunrise runs, cat snuggles, writing (and re-writing) late at night, and listening to audiobooks and music. I hope to become a published fiction author in the future and am taking my goal one day, and one word, at a time.


 @nataliealsdorf (Instagram)

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