we are like a funnel
in a water bottle
after you shake it a hundred times
and then we
—from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology
Why do you like to write poetry?
Melody Goldiner: “Sometimes all you need is to be calm and poetry makes me feel calm inside. Poetry uses a certain kind of language where you switch words around, not like speaking. It makes it more like a riddle. It takes me to places. If it’s a good poem, you can hear the stories inside the riddles.”