Marissa Branson

Marissa Branson is a senior at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California. She fell in love with writing at the age of nine and she also enjoys singing, talking with friends, and going on walks.

Hollywood Milk Crate Goddess


Eyes meet the way southwestern rain collides with dust.
Standing there painted white like a goddess on a milk crate
At the corner of Hollywood and Vine,

You remind me of Cabo in 2010
With sand in the sheets, in the shower
a TV program I never cared for
And the smell of him still clinging to my jacket.

Passerby is shouting, “Get a job!”
But you see me
Elevate me in that fixed gaze
Street traffic and the stars disappear.