Elementary Days: A Nonet

Photo by Natasha Kalsi By Natasha Kalsi Take me back to those days as a kid  My grades didn’t define my worth  Important decisions were  Games to play at recess  Scars were only on  My knees and I  Remember  I was  Me

Academia: A Sonnet

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes i sit in the library with dry, blood shot eyes. how many pages have I read – no, skimmed – today? how many social invites have I had to turn away? i fear that this semester may be my demise. my to do list only grows in size,…… Continue reading Academia: A Sonnet

Squiggly Lines

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala Bring me back to the time where I knew nothing but squiggly lines and that my name begins with the letter “A”  Sing a track like Home Means Nevada to let the young voices shine and remember when all you wanted to do was play Cling to kindness,…… Continue reading Squiggly Lines

Two Haikus: At the Edge of the Waterfall

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich Buttermilk Falls State Park  Will I be able  To jump into these deep and  Dark waters again?  Will I ever hear  Such silence again, like what’s  Found beneath water?

Summer Love

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Brigita Przybylski Why does summer love  Look like an ice cream cone? Sweet and messy Soft and fragile  Childlike  Sticky fingers And stained white shirts  Chocolate lips  And a forbidden kiss  With a cherry on top 

An Ode to the Meadows

Photo by Aimy Paulsen By Aimy Paulsen I’VE COME TO LOVE THE HEAT THAT SKIN-SCORCHING BLISTERING HEAT BECAUSE WHAT IS BEING FROM HERE IF NOT FOR THOSE POST-5th GRADE SUMMER DAYS WITH MY BEST FRIEND TAKING OUR SCOOTERS ‘ROUND THE CUL-DE-SAC GETTING FLIP-FLOP TANS THROWING ROCKS IN THE NEIGHBOR’S SWIMMING POOL BECAUSE PRETEEN LIFE DIDN’T…… Continue reading An Ode to the Meadows

June Babies

Photo by Natalia Lee By Natalia Lee They say June babies love the heat. They make flowers bloom at the sight of their smile. And I, being one of them, do not like the heat no—-I, made the flowers and trees bloom their mightiest bloom up to the blues of the sky all while burning…… Continue reading June Babies