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
That is what they call them, Those celestial beings of the forest Frozen in acts of worship. I saw one, in a shaded Grove one rare morning, A Fir I think, in full flight, It’s crown of Salal bursting out In every direction, a...Read More
We all stopped, early on that Friday morning To let the family of deer through, A small heard, no more then twenty In both lanes, we Sat still on the road, With no protest to get back To our crowded day, As the mother and her...Read More
This world has only Two true directions: Towards and away. The big fear, in the end, is to awake and find that You chose away. That the hand Which held you down Was none other Than your own. Remember, The pursuit Of that which...Read More
We are here. We made it. Yes, the Earth is gone, but we—the lucky and best— have come to this place. We few out-tested, out-bid, out-smarted the unchosen to spend years in storage, months in preparation, grueling as it has been,...Read More
The sky is yellow, the grass blue and red. Photosynthesis has twisted physics left of center, stranger than where it used to reside. Earth so far away nothing learned there applies anymore. The star-bound trip here, at the very...Read More
I give in to the vibration and rumble, not to mention the horrendous pressure tearing my teeth out. Like a carnival ride, a twist and shift in directions that shock my body alive changes my equilibrium. Born and raised on ship,...Read More
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