Nostalgia

Nostalgia

if you’ve ever been foolishly alive before then perhaps you know about the discord that nostalgia can create within you. perhaps, you have been silly like me, and placed the warmth and fullness of your thoughts into the burnmarks of where a better memory once stood. the feeling that accompanies treasuring ashes is a deeply […]

You Are My Favorite Bandit

You Are My Favorite Bandit

I am most definitely a fault rippling through the seams of creation; an unintended blunder, a fluke. An extraterrestrial bandit blowing in through the back alleys of the cosmos, a typo in the gospels of angels; the thorn in Jesus’ side. I am a disheveled attempt at humanity and I can only ever offer a […]

I Am What You Make of Me

I Am What You Make of Me

All that I am, every breathing and living inch of me has been shaped by every person I have come into contact with. Hand-me-downs from those I have laughed with, the beautiful faces I have cried with.  Shaped by those I have loved and by those I have lost; formed by the fractured fragments of […]

Dear Sophia

Dear Sophia

Dear Sophia, may the Moon never forget the first time it held you in its arms and forever honor the journey you made as you passed by its curious eyes before crashing down to earth, made of stardust and borne of the Sun. may the universe possess an awareness for what great treasure it has […]

A Man Without A Country

A Man Without A Country

Written when he was 82 years old, A Man Without a Country was Kurt Vonnegut’s final work dealing with a range of topics from humor(as usual), societal views, politics, problems with modern technology, and the importance of art and creation. He takes a stand for the working man and shows, in comedic detail, the art […]

Listen

Listen

listen, I still don’t really have the words for it. it’s a little bit like that one night, the one where solely the memory of it leaves a warm, balmy impression in the dank dampness of your heart. there was no momentous event, no divine intervention. rather, there was simply just a most beautiful lack […]

The Warrior

The Warrior

Elaina Busch, also known as e.lotus, is an amazing poet with a profound ability to touch the soul.  I’m honored to call her my friend.  This beautiful piece is entitled “The Warrior”. The Warrior He wanted nothing more from this world than his own freedom, and I believe this is why he was at times […]

Find Me

Find Me

Matthew John Into the grave people think I lie Its In the sky that I freely fly Diving down into the sea This is where you will find me Between the moon and flowing tides My choice was made with intention My desire to be free My love for you all I was not needed […]

World of Darkness

World of Darkness

Coping with her parents’ divorce, a 4th grader’s introspective journey explores the meaning of hope and friendship through her expressive fictional story, “A World of Darkness”. The story is exactly as she wrote it, including all misspellings and punctuation. The air got thiner. The rain was cold and dirty against my dry skin. A loud […]