She Doesn’t Smoke Anymore, But She’s Not Smoking Any Less

Song Analysis/Commentary of “I Don’t Smoke” by Mitski Photo by Abbey Steinman By Abbey Steinman Track No. 5, “I Don’t Smoke,” off of Mitski’s 2014 album, “Bury Me At Makeout Creek” is the definition of a guilty pleasure song. It’s the song I blast on my speakers as I cruise the freeway at night with…… Continue reading She Doesn’t Smoke Anymore, But She’s Not Smoking Any Less

When I Grow Up…

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes I miss when I was little and everyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Adults only ask small children that question when they don’t know how to talk to kids. Adults find it entertaining to hear what unrealistic aspirations could come out of…… Continue reading When I Grow Up…


Photo by Ian Watson By Ian Watson For when I have no hope for the future and cannot romanticize the present, I look to the past – Wearing rose colored glasses, I stare through the mirror that beholds all of the events of my life I look at the faces of all of the people…… Continue reading Jumping


Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich Your face fractured by the shadows under the stars,  Under the slivers in the silver trees.  The cold air touches my arms, my legs. Cold water in my hair, mist on the road back home.  Your skin underwater,  Where the dreams of the living live,  Blue even when…… Continue reading Waterfall

Nostalgia Is A Liar

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo Nostalgia is the biggest liar ever. I didn’t think it was true but I know now for a fact. Especially after being locked in our houses for so long, it’s so easy to romanticize the past. Like most people, I spend so much of my time lusting over…… Continue reading Nostalgia Is A Liar