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Spaghetti Sentences by Jefferson J. Jacome

Spaghetti Sentences by Jefferson J. Jacome

An elimination for every j in my name Let it ripple through you Feel the sensation My skin invites some very spicy connotations Like a chili pepper with an expanded education Ain’t from Chile, But I ain’t scared of exploration Tired of the bigot’s determination…

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Who Am I? by Soo Min Oh

Who Am I? by Soo Min Oh

The unstable boundary between adolescence and adulthood may be one of the most confusing parts of life. I also experienced agonizing growing pains in return for my becoming an adult. In the end, all the countless worries that disturbed my mind were actually parts of…

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The Shadow Box Dome by Chloe Dixon

The Shadow Box Dome by Chloe Dixon

The forecast for the day was cloudy, and grey, like an artist brushed the sky with dirty paint water. The small town brought a homey feeling to all who looked upon it. The small bric-a-brac houses made up of bricks, wood, and various metals lined…

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Untitled by Talya Alsberg

Untitled by Talya Alsberg

The grandiose nature of a secret life It’s an airport of eloquent silence Confront the deceptive and confusing chaos May I have my attention, please? That will make me stronger But focus is a lot farther away We’re trying to speak their language Life finally…

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The Lost Art Of Calling Toads: A Review Of <em>Suspiria</em> (2018) by Edwin Rivera

The Lost Art Of Calling Toads: A Review Of Suspiria (2018) by Edwin Rivera

“Truth’s a dog must to kennel.” So says the Fool in King Lear, after he’s threatened with a whipping for revealing bitter truths to his royal master. How many artists in their waking dreams have taken critics to task for their leveled judgments, if not…

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The Ocean Was Heavier Than I Thought It Would Be by Leah Giles

The Ocean Was Heavier Than I Thought It Would Be by Leah Giles

I walk to Boston on humpbacks Across a heavy sea; My hair trapped in a red cap While stilled nomads roll Beneath my runners.   I grate against grey wind, Blazing flakes scalding my cheeks. My breath is thick and salted – The presence of…

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450+ Equals Freedom by Linnea McGinness

450+ Equals Freedom by Linnea McGinness

Three days ago I spent $50 on gas. $50 equals 8 hours of work. Two days ago, I drove all day, 1/2 of my tank, gone. 25 miles per gallon.   Yesterday, my best friend died.   He was in an accident. His tank? 1/4…

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Ballad Of The Stars by Cecilia Rodriguez

Ballad Of The Stars by Cecilia Rodriguez

  They said we came from an explosion. Before us it was all bleak and tasteless, Except for the occasional pinch of fear That came with the pitch-black darkness. Then a rumble occurred, A spark that lit the fuse on TNT BOOM! Once complete darkness…

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Letter by Irina Pistsov

Letter by Irina Pistsov

  Irina Pistsov was born and raised in Siberia, where a strange mixture of old-fashioned tradition, raw nature, and modernization forces one to exercise awareness of the past, consciousness about the present, and a focus on the future. Irina studied Fine Arts as well as…

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rEVOLution by Emily Pritykin

rEVOLution by Emily Pritykin

If outbursts of strife went up in rainbow smoke Would war then become beautiful? Would broken limbs fly like confetti, Dismembered hands soaring, Holding peace signs. Would tears stream down smile-battered faces?   A nuclear explosion that reverberated Wiped out agony Killed bigotry and poisoned The…

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