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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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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 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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Super-Moon by Emily Pritykin      

Super-Moon by Emily Pritykin      

I put my hand on my heart and wished for bliss Hoping that the twinkle of the stars would mimic my pulse Getting faster and faster I hope the constellations can keep up Peering into alabaster spheres of matter Can only give me so much…

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Untitled by Madeline Mortensen

Untitled by Madeline Mortensen

Recipient, You know who you are If you’re unsure, keep reading   Long summers and tall trees and tall legs you climbed To the skinniest branch imaginable And I glanced Wincing When you tested the twigs beneath your feet Hopping and dancing, You never fell…

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Ashes And Reflections by Claudia Shaldervan

Ashes And Reflections by Claudia Shaldervan

The moon dances in ten veils of glory, On two peaks where I stood and watched the world 

Massacre enemy and kin in the rat race. I flew disguised as a swallow, Closed lids, broken beak, I flew around the earth six times. I once…

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