Rain water spewed from the tires of the eighteen wheelers. Flashing orange signs alternated between “Hands on Wheel” and “Eyes on Road.” The southbound lanes of I-65 slowed to a crawl, the result of a mini-van hydroplaning...Read More
The first time I ever held a girl in my arms was at Jimmy Walker’s fifteenth birthday party. The song was Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti,” from Abraxes (side two, track three), and the girl was Margaret Hagerty, who had transferred that...Read More
You said that it hurt to look at me. It causes you pain and your chest to ache Because I was too beautiful to look at with your unworthy eyes. But she looks, drinking me in, hoping to absorb every detail, not wanting to waste a...Read More
“Sometimes I’m drowning Struggling to breathe As the dark Waves creep Up and up and up Excited to consume Me whole. Sometimes I just give In and let it Overtake me.” Mason Elise Patterson is a senior English major and Creative...Read More
How I gaze at the ebony wood sky, To see a moon, with a gargantuan crater, Through which an asteroid once travelled, On a day back in 1968, in Memphis. A crater called Oceanus Procellarum, The only one named as “ocean” In a vast...Read More
I tell fate do what you do best, Oh God I did nothing to stand out from the rest, The vanquished tear a small respite The smiles I brave, the laughs too light The greatest journey is finding yourself Even when you are exposed...Read More
The hour a runaway bullet fells the might Oh to the eye, what a deplorable, grotesque sight The creature that leaves large footsteps behind And demands respect, from the crucible of mankind A troupe walks from water holes in the...Read More
Does a spirit, ripped violently from life and all of its riches, wander, revisiting familiar places? After dinner, the old man excused himself and returned to the campfire. Night was near and the cool, gray marine layer draped...Read More
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