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2022 Issue  >  Poetry  >  buried

Photo by Mikayla Faivre


Taylor Arcand

the most satisfying moment

in my life was the only time

i felt as if i was…



into anything but a cheap reality

which my therapist tells me is

a sense of false

fucking hope

for a more captivating life.

Some nights when the moon is


and I marry that fantasy

i still


into that feeling.

Taylor Arcand is an undergraduate student at UW-Platteville with a major in English - Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.

Mikayla Faivre is from North Freedom, Wisconsin, and is majoring in Animal Science. She has always been enamored by storytelling and spends her spare time reading or writing. Mikayla is a recipient of the David Cole Award in Creative Writing. This is her second year as an editor for the Spirit Lake ReviewFind her on Instagram:

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