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Literary Magazine

Memoir: “New Home”

December 12, 2018 |

Sat on the floor of their new home, the family ate. As their voices softly echoed, harmonizing with the tinkering forks and spoons, the walls of the house yawned. It had been quite a while since it had been occupied, … Read More

Poetry: “In the Grand Scheme of Things”

December 6, 2018 |

She arrived home, leaving her things in her room

Alongside lush sheets sprawled on the queen bed

The chandelier beamed lustrous lights of silver

Onto shelved book spines of golden thread

 

She stretched briefly and walked to her kitchen

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Poetry: “The Ballad of Melanin”

December 6, 2018 |

The sun caught in her raven hair

Rays reflecting hellfire on her skin

Draped in rags, her slumber in her cage

Crowned with rusted metal

Queen of my fields,

How I desire you

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Painting of angels surround us

Pale … Read More

What Music Means to Us

November 26, 2018 | 2

Kai Jones: “Without Music I Probably Would’ve Gone Crazy by Now”

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. You could categorize my whole family as music fanatics, so it’s only right that … Read More

Song: “Hold On”

November 26, 2018 |

 

 

“Hold on”

Let me out, let me see the light Pouring in heaps of gold from the window Sure, there are things to do, but I’m taking all my time just looking at you

Thinking about it now, … Read More

Poetry: “Ash”

November 10, 2018 |

The blood rushing.

Rushing so fast to my pounding heart in order to help with the fear I have to experience.

The shaking of my hands and the bumps that go all over my body to keep the blood inside … Read More

Poetry: “Halloween Night”

October 26, 2018 |

 

T’was the week before All Hallow’s eve,

I was scared and couldn’t breathe.

As the monster emerges closely,

It’s a battle for my life mostly.

Watching my back as I run to the door,

But the door isn’t there … Read More

Poetry: “Toxicity”

October 26, 2018 |

 

Girl: “I’m as pure as water

Can’t you realize I’m someone’s daughter?”

 

Girl: “Once I give you love, you’ll just trade it away

Know that I’m a woman who has things to say.”

 

Boy: “Even water … Read More

Poetry: “My Hair”

October 19, 2018 |

My hair is my crown

Something I will not let fall down

There were times where I was ashamed

To embrace my voluminous mane

Thought I looked like a beast

Who hadn’t been slain

Or a wild animal … Read More

Personal Essay: Sliding Doors

October 16, 2018 |

I still remember that chilly September morning in which the airport doors slid open and I was welcomed to a foreign land. Just hours prior I was bidding farewell to the prickling sun and clear blue waters of … Read More

Poetry: “Because I Love You”

October 15, 2018 |

Because I love you I’ll drop

Everything to make sure you’re okay

And by the chance that you aren’t

I’ll stay by your side until you’re you

Again

 

Because I love you I’ll support every decision because

You do … Read More

Poetry: “Switch”

October 12, 2018 |

There it goes! The machine that tread.

 

Labels carelessly placed and its scratches bruised,

with its unfinished polish, its capacity abused.

Its thin foil shreds have undergone many amends,

with once robust members now of awkward joint bends.

Trudging, … Read More

Poetry: “Leaving the Mirror”

October 12, 2018 |

Mirror that is on the most farthest wall, Tell me the actions that have sent me forth. As I am the loneliest of them all, Going to a place that had no more warmth. Now leaving all those I know … Read More

Poetry: “Realize”

October 2, 2018 |

It first happened when you showed up

At 2am with puffy, red eyes

My heart broke at the sight

You told me that she broke up with you

 

It happened again when we were ice skating

You grabbed my … Read More

Poetry: Autumn Love

September 30, 2018 |

The feeling that there is no longer a need for shorts and tank tops will always be the most comforting thought to run through my mind

Taking the over sized sweaters and fur-lined boots out of storage to keep me … Read More