Julia Merante

I Grow Taller in the Summer Months

My favorite kind of snow is the kind

falling in July:

that is when

the blossoms turn to lemons in brown

paper bags—

that is when young boys

tell Mama that pigeons are their

favorite animals at the zoo.


Julia Merante is a junior English (Creative Writing) major at SUNY Geneseo. She also has minors in Biology and Human Development. Her goal after college is to earn her MFA. In her free time, she enjoys her waitressing job, traveling, and watching movies with her mom.