The Simple Joy

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Stephanie Mamonto In the time of quarantine  I was craving more sweets than I could ever imagine memes and live IGs made me sick They made me occasionally forget what I really like or do not like, all the sense of oneself, you know, before this crisis. Time flows as…… Continue reading The Simple Joy

Old Friend

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Alex Zavala Hey there, old friend, remember when you fought for our future when I thought I wanted it all to end? Back then, life couldn’t be any smoother You see, old friend, we followed our own lone paths, but when our friendship met its bookend, I wasn’t there to…… Continue reading Old Friend

Empty Mind

Photo by Linaelys Cabrera By Lianelys Cabrera We can almost see the light at the end,But is this really the end?Sorrow comesTo remind us who we left behind.Good days all around,But where is my mind?Overwhelming thoughts and feelingsAll starts to accumulate.I then ask,Why this body, why this brain?But I close my eyes and seeThe world…… Continue reading Empty Mind


Photo by Athena Rajnai By Athena Rajnai back then you grabbed Father time by his collar  and kept begging for more  like the coy, soft fawn  our eyes glistened prismatic hues when summer came  and in the winter  were drenched in fear its skin was warm and undisturbed for but a moment  and its rib…… Continue reading Time/death


Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Cait Thomson i’m still waiting for my coming-of-age for that big break to be the leading lady  of my own life like i’d always imagined young and foolish daring and beautiful adjectives as foreign as another language  instead i’m always deferring  avoiding the spotlight’s glare imposter syndrome has made a…… Continue reading Stars