plain china: best undergraduate writing

Volume One : Issue One

Of Light


by Juna Muller

Spiraling by Lindsay Andrews

Look, my tired body
eats the sun
inside pink flesh
that, aiming
for a worm

instead devoured a glittering hook,
but before
was nourished by one
ecstatic tadpole
celebrating motion as it flung

for another mouthful of milky riverweed

enamored of light.

About the Author


Juna Muller

Colorado College

Juna Muller is a senior at Colorado College, where she studies peoples’ relationships to land in the southwest U.S. She enjoys cooking good food, singing, being outside, and visiting her hometown of Ojai, California.