Love Letter to Myself

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes My dearest love, You have taken over my life and turned it into pure bliss. I am so deeply in love with you that I’ve begun to see you in everything. I notice that you’re everywhere… the glass of a window, the smallest reflection on a shiny surface,… Continue reading Love Letter to Myself

Carved From The Same Stone

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Vlada Stark The spring’s sunlight is tender like a lover’s affectionate touch. A couple sits on the fresh field  red checkered cloth beneath them  picnicking on a forgotten dessert. Rosy cheeks.  Faint giggles.  Stolen kisses.  They’re new to love’s embrace.  Still infatuated by lavish cliches. Their hearts will race for… Continue reading Carved From The Same Stone


Photo by Athena Rajnai By Athena Rajnai

Confessions Of A Workaholic

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Francesca Bernardino I feel like I never have enough time; life is a cycle of booked weekdays and weekends that drain me just as much as Monday through Friday did. This unrelenting cycle leaves barely any room for myself, let alone the time and energy to actively search for that… Continue reading Confessions Of A Workaholic

The Beauty Of Conversation

Photo by Isabel Cruz By Isabel Cruz I think that one of the greatest feelings in life is that feeling when you meet someone new and hit it off. It’s a feeling of excitement and unease. You’re engaged yet reserved. These moments are the perfect balance between unpredictable awkwardness and predictable comfort, a balance that… Continue reading The Beauty Of Conversation

With You And Ice Cream

Photo by Stephanie Mamonto By Stephanie Mamonto time has stopped there with you and the ice cream conversations I’ve always wanted them to stay in the memories those awkward hugs my shaky hands around your arms the towering walls between us your big eyes gently smiling behind the melted cake boiled butter dripping through the… Continue reading With You And Ice Cream

Fingertips/In Your Arms

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich Fingertips Soft, little distractions upon my skin.   In Your Arms Truly warm,  I breathe. 

Dear Movie Theaters

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes Dear my beloved movie theaters, I miss you dearly! The last time we met was nearly one year ago, on February 21st. I went in with my sister, my boyfriend, and one of my friends. Lots of people had gone to meet you that day, as it was… Continue reading Dear Movie Theaters

The Soulmates Playlist

Our third issue, Soulmates, is centered around love. In the spirit of soulmates and Valentine’s Day, Kindergarten contributors made a Spotify playlist of their most listened to love songs, most of which we’ve cried to. Whether you love or hate love songs, we’ve got you covered with recommendations. Listen to the playlist here Abbey Steinman… Continue reading The Soulmates Playlist

Unrequited Loneliness

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Ian Watson As synonymous as love is with Valentine’s Day, loneliness is equally related; it is the dark underbelly that comes with such a sensationalized holiday. For every person in a happy relationship, there is a person feeling the pain of unrequited love; for every flower bought, there is someone… Continue reading Unrequited Loneliness

Printable Valentines For You

By Tracy Fuentes, Kleigh Balugo, Ash Fuentes, Cait Thomson, Alyanna Moralda, Lyra ♡ Happy Valentines Day! ♡ Kindergarten contributors made their very own valentines for you to print out and give to your lovers, soulmates, friends, family, neighbors, pets, and mailmen.

An Interview With My Soulmate

Photo by Charlotte Turner By Charlotte Turner For the Soulmates issue of Kindergarten, I interviewed my twin sister and best friend Gemma about our relationship, and if we’re each other’s soulmates. I wanted to interview her because being twins is a big reason why we’re so close, and because this gives a unique perspective on… Continue reading An Interview With My Soulmate

The Awaiting Letter

Photo by Abbey Steinman By Abbey Steinman To my darling group of friends, I told you I’d write about us one day, and here I am fulfilling it. On the days where I don’t see you is another day where I ache in agony. Well, it’s not that bad, but it’s pretty bad. To not… Continue reading The Awaiting Letter

The Disturbance

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Citra Benazir I think I need therapy.It’s 4:18, Thursday morning. People are asleep.I am awake.Trying to distract myself with work when all I can think about is you. Oh, how I loathe you now. Yes, I love you.I still do.I hate you.I hate you.I hate you.I do.As much as I… Continue reading The Disturbance

A Moment

Photo by Cait Thomson By Cait Thomson what if a soulmate wasn’t a person,but a place,a moment.the night sky five seconds after dusk,in the piece of time between navy blue and black.a city street in a snowstorm,so deafeningly quiet it stops the world for an instant.a beach, deserted at dawn,dolphins swimming to keep pace as… Continue reading A Moment

To Whoever, With Love

Photo by Vinh Tran By Vinh Tran When someone falls in love, the brain releases a whole bunch of chemicals, serotonin, dopamine, you know–that good good. But I’m still not entirely sure how science can bring to reason why people do the things they do for the sake of love. Love makes you vulnerable and… Continue reading To Whoever, With Love

The Perfect Pair

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo There are so many cliches about the “perfect pair.” Mostly they’re soulmates of the food pyramid. Ketchup and mustard, mac and cheese, burger and fries, the list goes on and on. Those are pretty high expectations to live up to. But, if you really think about it. Any… Continue reading The Perfect Pair

Soulmate Defined

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Tracy Fuentes When someone hears the word “soulmate,” they immediately think of romance, of “meant to be,” of only one person for each person. But I disagree with all of the typical conventions of the soulmate. I believe that in life, we will encounter many soulmates, and they don’t necessarily… Continue reading Soulmate Defined