Magnetic Closeness

Photo by Daeja Sutherland By Daeja Sutherland Lust is such a weird concept to me because I feel it so rarely, and when I do I get so uncomfortable that I find myself running from it. In this piece I wanted to display the discomfort and magnetic closeness to the person/thing that comes with lust… Continue reading Magnetic Closeness

to love without attachment

Photo by Jana Marquez By Jana Marquez “Every time I feel good, I think it’ll last forever.” In the pilot episode of the ever-popular HBO drama euphoria, Zendaya’s character Rue utters these words, highlighting her battle with addiction. She goes on to chase this feeling, escaping with it through any means. even though it won’t… Continue reading to love without attachment


Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Gerard Go It was blue, and it was bliss.     Sometimes I dream a bit too big, works of art and works of fiction, to me they are real. Although they are depictions of an artist’s unstable mind, I like to believe that somewhere some when.. It exists. And so are… Continue reading Lust

my professor said to write about an erotic experience, so I wrote about her hands

Photo by Aiden Nelson By Aiden Nelson fingers like birds. I don’t believe in God,  but I believe in this – skin to skin contact,  the holiness of held breath and unlocked  potential. lavender iced coffee. glitter  on her eyelids. this is sex. or something  like it, her hands touch mine and I know,  deep… Continue reading my professor said to write about an erotic experience, so I wrote about her hands

The Lust Playlist

Desire fuels passion. Lust is the passionate yearning for something or someone. Admittedly, we often lust over the wrong things. No matter what you’re lusting over, here are songs handpicked by us about that all too familiar feeling. Listen to the playlist here Jacquelyn Rodriguez “From Eden” by Hozier If there’s any artist that writes… Continue reading The Lust Playlist

Must Be More

Photo by Lenna By Lenna I am longing for something I myself don’t know Is it a person to hold or a place to go? With each passing day, this craving grows stronger Yet it’s a mystery as to what’s causing this hunger . I yearn to escape all of this mundane reality But is… Continue reading Must Be More

a vessel/iconoclast

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Joey Horger a vessel The intoxication possessed,  And the mere possibility seduced.  The reduction to a vapid vessel,  Thus, no sympathy was produced.  The initial infatuation,  Severed from an impetus.  These unions deceive me,  Yet now, the sensation has grown inconspicuous. I know not the denouement  You tempt me unknowingly. … Continue reading a vessel/iconoclast

Won’t You Join Me

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Madison Kleinrock-Andrews I’m probably getting ahead of myself, but I’m already falling. I can’t help it.  The feeling you give me  is something I’ve never felt before, only heard about  in songs, movies, and books.  Like most new things, it’s both exciting and terrifying.  There are just as many examples … Continue reading Won’t You Join Me

Flower Cycle

Photo by Sigra DeWeese By Sigra DeWeese Flower Cycle: Lilacs  This is not sweet love  It is not hope or  Longing looks  It’s the stringent  Smell of fear-sweat  Prey in my own neurons  Because nothing  Makes a heart race  Like the unknown  Flower Cycle: Pink Rose  You ask how long you have to wait to… Continue reading Flower Cycle

Sweet On

Photo by Noll Griffin By Noll Griffin This one’s about how gently and playfully unrequited wanting needs to be handled and consumed to be an enjoyable source of inspiration and feeling alive with yourself instead of feeling like “Hm, wow, that was a waste of time in a bad way instead of a fun carnival… Continue reading Sweet On


Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich This December The snow falls beneath the streetlights, My guardian angel, As soft as it ever has— Saying you name and touching my face. The clouds are as bright as day. I squint upwards towards each of the one million tiny, white prayers. – It feels like it… Continue reading Temperature


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Photo by Sydney Shaffer By Sydney Shaffer Alone in a cabin  I imagine the snow  pouring itself  into the front door.  Trapped inside  with bottles of wine,  this will be forever yet  I never want to leave.  My cat curled up  at my feet  snowflakes are swirling  outside the window.  I’ll hide for as long… Continue reading escapism

Oh No!

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes In middle school, I discovered Marina and the Diamonds (now MARINA) via Tumblr. It was the time when MARINA, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, and Arctic Monkeys dominated the Tumblr feeds of teenagers. While many people clung to the aesthetics of these artists, creating the indie-grunge-skater skirt-flower crown-Doc… Continue reading Oh No!