Character profile: Avril Walters

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Name: Avril Walters
Age: 27
Born: NYC
Beloved Books: The Catcher in the Rye, The Bell Jar, anything by David Foster Wallace
Music: The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse any live music will do but she is stuck in an era.
Film: Anything with Greta Gerwig
Food: Generally Vegan. She flits between nibbling on avocado toast, matcha tea, kale chips, kimchi Tacos. Essentially anything artisanal. This one time she did try to live off air. Inedia was a way of life for like 31 hours. Please do not try this.
Drink: Loose leaf Earl Grey, Wild Orange Blossom herbal tea. Drinks herbal tea as it is regarded as healthcare.
Motto: Try it at least once!
Favourite Artists: Every single resident of Brooklyn
Dreams: Live on a California ranch, start an accessories line using materials and designs by those living in developing nations and of course giving proceeds back to these poorer regions.
Perfume: Vetiver by Ralph Lauren Fragrances

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Poem: The Guitar

man woman sat guitar

Then one day
alone in a room
he sat strumming on his guitar
and realized
if he couldn’t be with her
he’d write songs about her instead.
His lyrics would express all the
words he wished he could say to her….

Her laughter inspired melodies,
the longing for her night after night
soon turned into an album.

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Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Sometimes it is still 2007…

Some of us, we’re hardly ever here
The rest of us, we’re born to disappear
How do I stop myself from
Being just a number?
How will I hold my head
To keep from going under?

Down to the wire
I wanted water, but
I’ll walk through the fire
If this is what it takes
To take me even higher
Then I’ll come through
Like I do
When the world keeps
Testing me, testing me, testing me

How did they find me here?
What do they want from me?
All of these vultures hiding
Right outside my door
I hear them whisperin’
They’re tryin’ to ride it out
They’ve never gone this long
Without a kill before

Down to the wire
I wanted water, but
I’ll walk through the fire
If this is what it takes
To take me even higher
Then I’ll come through
Like I do
When the world keeps
Testing me, testing me, testing me

Wheels up
I got to leave this evening
Can’t seem to shake these vultures
Off of my trail
Power is made by power being taken
So I keep on running
To protect my situation

Down to the wire
I wanted water, but
I’ll walk through the fire
If this is what it takes
To take me even higher
Then I’ll come through
Like I do
When the world keeps
Testing me, testing me, testing me