Poetry & Art


It still astonishes me to this day

What happens when

Our words learn to play


When our minds begin to shake

And structures begin to break


When our eyes begin to feel

Our layers begin to peel


When our hearts slowly thump

Our words no longer bump


They take each other’s hands

We start to understand


It still astonishes me to this day

What happens when

‘We’ is no longer ‘they’




Author: Noelani Mei
Email: [email protected]
Author Bio: Noelani Mei is an up-and-coming writer currently living in Los Angeles. Poetry is her preference, but she writes for many mediums. She graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2017, where she played field hockey for four years. In L.A., she likes to explore, going on frequent hikes and drawing from nature and every human’s experience to write.
Link to social media or website: Instagram @written.by.noelani


by Noelani Mei

Originally from Baltimore, Noelani moved to LA after graduating college. As she was working in the film industry, everything she hoped to pursue - film & writing - no longer motivated her as it did in college. She went back to her roots and began working in education. This eventually led her back to the East Coast. Noelani now lives in the DMV and works at a university.

For Harness, Noelani has written "Playground," "To My Sweets," and "Raising Daughters."


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