Chalk

by Erin Goeke Artwork by Alli Rowe I lived in my humid room- laden with sweat and dreams, shattered fragments of who I was and who I want to be joined the pile of candy wrappers underneath my bed. I drew myself on the pavement with chalk, and hoped the rain wouldn’t wash me away. …

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Why do they keep calling the shark a “he” in Jaws?

by Kate Arden Artwork by Alexa Gaffaney The shark in Jaws is a woman/obviously/a dried up old biddy/who’s seen the world five times over/and is sick of all its shit/sick of your bratty kids in her fucking yard/sick of going without a decent meal/and you not noticing her haircut/seasick/sick of you acting like destruction is …

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Noises and Sounds

by Eli Parker Artwork by Alli Rowe My polluted helpings, heaps of trash quietly eaten by maggots. These are relegated to distance when pine, struck in sublime tempo by Jove’s pick, I hear singing. Listen, the needles are shimmering. I am pleased at the sound of a forest fire’s crackling melody when it dooms to …

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Divine Paper

by deepti Artwork by Sloane Adler A Divine messenger, an angel, Ink absorbs the pen, Word’s, alphabets are seeing everywhere, Animates your imagination, Cover the inner thoughts, Stroke the letter made by pen of brush, Pop up n shape the sound character, Pertaining to anecdote in many angles, Full of high spirit n energy, Power …

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Burning

by RJ Gryder Artwork by Allison Rowe Don’t worry so much about the smoke it billows and smothers but then floats away. Don’t cry so much about the heat it presses down heavy but your bones aren’t ice. Don’t run my dear from ashes gray they swirl like snow but soon melt away. Just watch, …

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