Cover Photo: Through The Walls by Lauren Suval

Through The Walls


Sometimes she can hear her sister crying through walls

She doesn’t know why she’s crying

She doesn’t know why she’s so loud.


It’s 3 am.


When morning comes, they do not confront;

Too afraid to know if she hears her

Too afraid to let her know that she does.


They let it go,

Unspoken.


The walls will keep the secret

The walls never tell.

Lauren Suval studied print journalism and psychology at Hofstra University, and she is a writer based in New York. Her work has been featured on Psych Central, Thought Catalog, Catapult Community, and other online publications. Lauren's e-book “Coping With Life’s Clutter” and her latest book, “The Art Of Nostalgia,” a collection of personal essays, can both be found on Amazon. She loves to be followed on Twitter @LaurenSuval and on Facebook @LaurenSuvalWriting.