There are ink stains on her bed sheets, when she falls asleep with an idea. There are eraser bits next to her pillow, when she rushes to finish homework. There are headphones hanging from the bedpost, when she distracts herself from work. There are windows a couple feet away, when she wants to look outside. There is a restless mind, when she is too scared to live. There is a willful mind, when she will live anyway.




Sarika Bajaj is currently a sophomore Electrical and Computer Engineering major at Carnegie Mellon University. She is trying to piece together her life and is hopeful that writing might help.