By: David O'Keefe Like tears, upon the skull of a widow’s groom, My memories cling to me. Through that begotten Veil which obstructs our truths, and womb Of ever-present denial, my forgotten Thoughts and loves, riches and victories, And eroding failures live on. They change Me, form me, and they call out to me: Free … Continue reading Winter, Highland Mills
By: Emma Boyle i know everything i know my breath i know yours i know i’m never not sure and that’s why i want a mystery i want colors to be muddy and grey i want to decipher and decode thoughts said words thought i want to show how to paint in colors the colors … Continue reading my temporary identity
By: Madelyn Crews Come home call the Catskills where mountains cleanse humanity’s stains from oxygen I can taste the difference the crispness of that air when I inhale and Come home whistle the vivacious vireos and lissom bluejays drilling madness into the minds of tourists who in turn blind them with disposable camera flashes they … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?
By: David O'Keefe As twilight fell upon the moor, A bittersweet mandolin cried out to me. It sang: I do not think that peace will last, Dirty boots stomp through the grass, Even angels speak so rash, one said: ‘Even God can’t change the past.’ But of tyranny and tears, I refused to blindingly grieve. … Continue reading At the Crossroads of Existence
By: Emily LaSita After shoveling yourself into the ground, Afraid to be heard, seen or smelt You have finally decided to sprout out You want to feel important But how? Maybe you require awards? A “K” beside a number on social media? A glance, a dance, salacious moments? Would that make you seem important? But … Continue reading To Be Important
By: Steve Baltsas Touchstone, black novice, Muse of Fire, still clawing back on the road home. To the only body you’ve known. The heating is broken two winters now. Boiled are the promises there and the dreams singed for rat fuel. Cockroach or ant infestation even when they should be buried, but instead multiply across … Continue reading Gaze
By: Marissa Ammon It took me awhile To find myself and realize why I was the elephant in the room It took me awhile to accept my differences, to understand others the way some failed to do with me It took me awhile to stop labeling figure out my sexuality Do you figure it out … Continue reading It Took Me Awhile
By: Kaitlyn Franson Anyone who watches horror movies may have seen an angry ghost moving furniture around or a zombie horde chasing a ragtag group of survivors. But, have any of you ever wondered how classic horror norms are actually metaphors for human behavior? For the past century, the horror genre has been answering that … Continue reading The Truth Behind the Lore