Of Earth and Religion and What Connects Them

Green and Green
Alien Disease formed
In an overhead light
Planted like Cacti,
Like a Christ figure;
(Not needing water)
To survive.

Rinse and Rinse
Repeat the lyrics
Grown like lambs,
Like an Isaac figure;
(So easily butchered)
That he taught you
To love.

Emmalee Gagnon is an eighteen-year-old aspiring author who is currently an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing at Arcadia University. She has completed three novels, one of which has been completely edited with her writing mentor and freelance editor, Patty Zion, and is in the process of being published. Emmalee was the youngest person to ever be selected to attend the New York Pitch Conference, and had the opportunity while there to have her work critiqued by editors and agents. She has won multiple poetry and short story contests, and some of her work will be published in a book during the spring.