Alex Zavala

My Summer Superpower

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala Growing up, Summers in the suburbs felt like the beginning of some sad story sitting carelessly in my Notes app where every story sounded the same. I’d wake up, fight the Summer heat by staying inside all day, pace around aimlessly, watch reruns of Spongebob, fall asleep, rinse,… Continue reading My Summer Superpower

The Unity Playlist

For issue 7: Unity, we chose songs that bring people together. Listen with your friends and let the good times roll! Listen to the playlist here Charlotte Turner “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon This doesn’t seem like a song that would bring people together, as it’s just Carly Simon listing the many flaws of… Continue reading The Unity Playlist

Lorde’s Lessons

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala If you knew me in the summer of 2017, you knew I lived in part for my Lorde and savior.  On June 16, 2017, I realized Lorde’s music had somehow encapsulated experiences in my life I had not even experienced at that point–like my first breakup (hey Hard… Continue reading Lorde’s Lessons

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

I’m sorry, Alex

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala With worry written on my wrists,  I stood in suits and surrendered sentences as clear to me as August sunshine but as clear to them as April mists All at once, my brain was revealed as nothing more than a prison,  I told them how I engraved pain… Continue reading I’m sorry, Alex

Driving Thoughts

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala being stuck at the red light until the end of time is better than you think because you’re stuck in what happens before life begins, an uneventful brink dressed in your favorite clothes before the never-ending sweat stains, your anxious thoughts can’t leave the car and will never… Continue reading Driving Thoughts