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The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Quietest Quiet

Chloe Williams

Leave your worries by the shore and dip your toes in the sand, 

When you can no longer bear to stand,

When the world seems mute and calm, 

I wrote a poem, only to throw it away because that’s the last thing I need right now: More of my words dedicated to those who will never dedicate a thing to me. 

Can you understand me a little? Someone, somewhere, love me a little? 

I dream too much, and I don’t write enough.

All the while, I’m trying to find God everywhere. 

Poetry doesn’t cure grief, but it understands. 

I belong to the quietest quiet; that’s what’s right for me. 

I knew that it was cruel to be optimistic, but in my solitude, I couldn’t resist the urge and spent entire days basking in idiotic fantasies, sometimes on the verge of prayer.

Perhaps I sometimes mistake this ecstasy as simply the absence of grief, which never seems to go away for me, even at sea.

But sleep is ever there in the dark hue of blue.

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Samantha Ysaguirre
Samantha Ysaguirre, Staff Writer
Hi, I am Samantha Ysaguirre. My pronouns are she/they. I am obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art specializing in drawing and am a Junior at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I have written for the Paisano for four months, exploring Art and poetry. A few interests outside the two involve reading and practicing contemporary dance.
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams, Managing Editor
Chloe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Adaptive Decision Business Models. On her off days you can find Chloe thrifting, being a self-proclaimed food critic or outside enjoying nature. This is her third year at The Paisano and she is excited to serve as Managing Editor.

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