Pegasus Sneak Peek
By MADELINE KAUFMAN
The Pegasus club, currently advised by Dr. Hartnett, has been devoted to producing Jericho High School’s annual literary magazine for over 20 years.
Senior Ien Li submitted her poem to Pegasus, which will be published in the 2014-2015 magazine. “I initially envisioned a ‘Mean Girls’-esque scenario in my head and wanted to paint this female frenemy interaction as hilariously strange as it really is, ” Li said of her piece. As the president of the club, Li is excited to help publish the upcoming magazine as well as incorporate more of her pieces into it.
A twist of the lips
A quiet smirk to the side
An extravagant hair flip
The foe she eyed
Inattentive conversational chatter
Yet steady vigilance across the floor
Well-timed laughter, but what does it matter
When engrossed with disdainful emotions galore
A casual head turn
A calculated shift of stance
Envy burns in both
With one momentous shared glance
One polite “excuse me for a moment”
Another’s good-natured “I’ll be right back”
Both foes filled with rancor,
Warmed up for attack
Two respectable gentle ladies approaching
An inconspicuous showdown at the arena center
Holding a gaze of revulsion and reproach
Yet neither to be the first offender…
Showering the other with feigned flattery,
With two-faced admiration and
Good wishes, sweet as honey,
Don’t you find it funny?
Why is this gender made up of pretenders?