Condemned

Sweat burned my right eye as the dusty autumn air flew past my face. I dodged flying leaves and flecks of hay left and right, as my shins...

Hope

“I just don’t like to swim,” she insisted as Ashley’s persistent whine for companionship began to annoy her. “You’re no fun anymore! All...

Scumbag

I make a right turn out of the dingy basement hallway. She’s already waiting for me in the old staff bathroom with cracked tiled floors...

Dunya Mikhail's Authentic Beauty

This is a brief reflection on a reading done by one of my current favorites, Dunya Mikhail. The video referenced can be seen at the...

Dorian Gray: Art for Art's Sake?

Oscar Wilde’s iconic life and career as a deeply philosophical literary artist was never better represented than through his intellectual...

Jane Eyre: Revolutionary Gothic

The traditionally masculine and radically admirable traits of Jane Eyre are inspiration enough to want to analyze Charlotte Bronte’s...

Little Aries

after "State Bird" by Ada Limon Confession: I did not want to be a mother. Sleepless late nights and a dozen late-night jobs, Sore feet...

The Secret Life of Girls

This poem is after "Quiet Machine" by Ada Limon. I’m learning so many ways to keep secrets. There’s the way I don’t respond, and the way...

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