Featured Image: Mercy’s Secret Place. Attribution: Mercy Idindili 

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By Mercy Idindili

HAIM in my ears 
Sunsets on my mind 

With every step, I take it all in
How marvelous you are 

Black boots on my feet 
It’s an uphill climb 

I can’t help but stop and look around 
How marvelous you are 

Cold and covered in snow, 
But that won’t stop me 

I breathe in your cold air
How marvelous you are

A familiar scene
Beauty sinking into madness 

I longed for these days 
How marvelous you are 

Mercy Idindili is a junior in Ezra Stiles College. You can contact her at