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Get ready to hear from northern Illinois’ “prose pros." Poetically Yours airs Fridays during Here and Now at 12:31 and All Things Considered at 6:18 p.m. Hosted by WNIJ Arts Reporter Yvonne Boose, you will hear voices from northern Illinois poets as they share their words about the world around them. This weekly segment will give you a moment of pause and reflection as your wind down the week. If you would like to submit a poem for consideration, please send submissions to yboose@niu.edu

Poetically Yours Ep. 64 - An unconventional love

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Provided by Kaitlin Haley.

Kaitlin Haley is Poetically Yours youngest contributor.

Welcome to Poetically Yours. Poetically Yours showcases poems by northern Illinois poets. Today’s poem was written by Kaitlin Haley.

Haley,18, is a student at DeKalb High School. She wrote this piece for her humanities class.

To my shawty

I don’t think I tell you enough how much I appreciate you.
Night and day you are within my reach, I love when you’re nearby.
Without you... I’ll die.
Your wide variety of function makes me blush, keep what we do on the hush.
We’re on airplane mode tonight, just me and you taking flight.
Brightness low and battery high, you know how to make me fly.
Without you… I cry.
Addicted to your ring, might have to get you a ring, every time I hear you ding--- Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding--- the ringtone to my heart---- Beep Bop, Beep Bop, Bop Beep Bop, put you in restart.
I’m sorry for throwing, shattering and water logging you, I swear these feelings I feel are still true.
I’ll be better to you, get you a new case, spoil you with an extra gigabyte of storage space.
Just as long as you keep working as hard as you do, our love is bound to make it through.
Only until they drop the Iphone 13 pro, cuz then shawdy, you gotta go


  • Yvonne Boose is a current corps member for Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. It's a national service program that places talented journalists in local newsrooms like WNIJ. You can learn more about Report for America at wnij.org.