"Break Away" by Wali, 16 | Badlands National Park
As the light shines down on me
Deep into my soul
I feel like a bird trapped in a cage
I see the mountains and sky all around me.
I must now grow some strength.
About Wali: "I’m Wali and I’m a 16-year-old sophomore from Madison, Wisconsin. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my past like hanging out with the wrong crowd and smoking a lot. However, photography has helped me a lot in many different ways. Mainly, it helps me be calm and helps me find a side of myself where I can just be me. For me, the Badlands is the most peaceful place in the world."