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Category Archives: Poetry

forever

BY AFIFA IMRAN How can we believe in forever?When the universe is obliged to destructWhere every grain of sandDissolves within the seaBurying its treasuresTo safe keepWhere emotions are nothingBut a … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Great Friend of Mine

BY WRITECETERA_PLUMA Dedicated to Jenprecy Salazar I was once a lonely girl who seems to be bored and blueI’m looking for a true friend who’ll stay with me ‘til the … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mountains of Love

BY ALBERT HE From the very first time I saw you in that adorable dress of trees,I knew you were specialThose flowing clouds of hairand that colorful, vibrant personality of … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Five Poems

BY ARDEN YUM mother tongueHow twisted is itto reduce language into a stringof sounds I don’t understand. To attach melodyto conversation, playing in an elevator. Goingup. My feet off the … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Echos

BY ALYSSA BELLE Broken pottery shards rest at my feet/I shout but all I hear is echos/They reverberate around in my head/Shaking my cold, pale hands/Eating away at my fading … Continue reading

September 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hope

BY AMANDA RICCI Have you ever felt trapped behind metal bars?Or watched all your cuts turn to scarsHave you tried to escape a pain in your soul?But just couldn’t seem … Continue reading

September 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hopeless Life

BY AMIN ABDULLAH A hopeless sight, that’s all what in my lifetrying to speak for the better but every time something makes me quiet.No light in my morning, dark is … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gaia’s Silent Regret

Star BY ALEXA THEOFANIDISitalicized lines are taken from Maggie Nelson’s Bluets Long before either wave or particle;before light perched in the fleshof our scorched skirts; when his eyestugged at the … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Vicious Cycle

BY ADITYA AGGARWAL Salad Days is a poem discussing the lessons I’velearned throughout my childhood. Around the middle ofthe poem, I provide a single lesson that has changed mylife profoundly. … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

AMERICAN DREAMING: TWO POEMS

BY ANNA KIESEWETTER Ethnic We pretend to be ethnic—absurd reminiscencesof a world we’ve never known.We drape ourselves inour mother’s hanfu,fold thin paper intoornate hand-held fansas the world looks on at … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Small Like Grain

BY AMY LIU Did you know that peoples flocked to our homeland, small like grain? They brought their moms & dads & children to this dreamland, small like grain. Oceans … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Amongst the Stars

BY JENNY CHEN The girl who gave me the universe In pale hands splattered with speckles of orange Her eyes mirrored the blue painted into the sky at 7 pm … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finding Yourself Fading Away

BY LAYA REDDY I was always sitting on the outer edge of the group A lone meteor in weak orbit I had no words that could get their gravity to  … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Mirror

BY ELISE BALDEMORE The mirror So prim and proper, Held the ghastly reflection Of a young girl Within its very glass. Captivating her She stared long and hard, Not able … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Shards

BY SRUTHI KALAVACHERLA broken and hurt used trapped in her nightmare. long nights, dirty money a wench to their desires they say there is no varnish to protect her from … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Maybe I Hate Your Poetry

BY LILLY SABELLA Maybe I hate your poetry and maybe I hope you drown in your metaphors if you’d step away from your word of black microphones and spotlights dressed … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Little Girl Made of Mirrors

BY HALEY HIBSMAN She struts shamelessly Why shouldn’t she She is flawless Every person’s dream But like us all she has a flaw She is made of mirrors She reflects … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Self Harm

BY: BELLA RAY There is always sadness, it’s always dark, A slight relief while I make these marks. Blood blooms bright with every gash, My world comes down with a … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Godmother Wrapped in a Hurricane

BY: NATALIE SERRAG I You can see her leaning over the rotten wood beams. She is barefoot Her lips sit in a frown the way that Storm clouds sit in … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perspective

BY MAYA GOWDA I arrive, attended and measured with disgust By myself with people all around They​ aren’t looking at me but looking with me Trying to harm its way … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bones, a Lantern, and a Future

BY NICOLE WHITSELL The second I am outside, The cold wind pierces my ears And my eyes And my cheeks. Every step away is bliss. My soul, Lighter than air, … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got Fangs Now

BY MAKAYLA JENNINGS The city street is their territory And we are their prey. I used to not mind it so much. Their stares. And their piercing howls. In fact … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Help and Terrified

BY EUNICE ZELAYA Help I can’t breathe It’s like I’m being held back I feel weak As if all my strength has been drained and taken away I’m so exhausted … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Untitled

BY LIYA FOUCHE To you I’m only a body, something to temporarily hold your interest, you can make me feel so nonexistent. The way you distance yourself when things become … Continue reading

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Requiem XII

BY RACHEL DAI we trade stories into the night often on this swing set, like a pendulum. yesterday it was biff loman. today it is atlas: it began the day … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Truly Open Your Eyes

BY CHLOE KIM Looking around, I can see people Going about with their daily lives. Some look as if they don’t have a care in the world, Others look as … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Freshman and Three Other Poems

BY OTOO SEBASTIAN ANNAN The Freshman This new person wants to start anew He doesn’t seem like himself anymore She feels so scared He has never been there before She … Continue reading

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dear Uncle

BY MORGAN In your hospital bed,I see you dying,In your eyes I see you smiling,Like I’m the only person,There with you,I hear the doctors talk in hushed voices,Exchanging facts,I hear … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Butterflies

BY JOURNEY DIXON Explainable feeling Forever in sorrow I’m weeping, You’ve only felt pain inside All your butterflies having died. Screaming to the heavens Please put down your weapons, They’re … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Ode to You

BY MICAELA FRANCIS The smell of your cologne, The sound of your voice, The smile that graced your face, It’s all I truly want. Your presence made everything make sense. … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment