The Delta Statement

First Loves

First Loves

Jamie Martin , Social Media Editor March 22, 2018

When I see you I melt  it’s the strongest thing I’ve ever felt  The way you make me feel  it’s so unreal The thought of you being my first  makes my insides burst  But I want you to...

Flood

Flood

Hailey Alderman, Staff Writer March 22, 2018

It won’t stop raining Rain beats against the tin roof Sounds like it’s going to cave It isn’t strong enough to hold It will flood The water keeps rising Worry rushes over me Soon it will...

Unanswered

Unanswered

Jamie Martin , Social Media Editor March 22, 2018

Why’d I let you hurt me again You said you were gonna be there ‘til the end Everyone tells me to leave you alone that I’m better off when you’re gone But I can’t let go of you Because...

The Place

The Place

Selby Matyakubova, Staff Writer March 22, 2018

I'll tell you, guys, about a place Where there's no evil, only good, Where there are warm and sunny days, And skies are luminous and blue. I love that place, I miss that place, But there's no...

that is the rock itself

that is the rock itself

Kole Oakes , Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2018

(mostly,) when Sisyphus was pushing the rock his hands would sting and his bones would start to ache and in those moments he'd be too tired to keep going and let the rock roll   down while...

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Fangsu Li, Staff Writer March 21, 2018

The moon is still bright outside, An unspeakable feeling welled up in my mind. The stars are still shining in the sky, But why do I feel chilly and lonely? When I consider everything that grows, A...

Too Mechanical for Cats

Too Mechanical for Cats

Kole Oakes , Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2018

“spirit want more spirit” in the form of spirit because the form craves spirit   all's the form of spirit no need to look for spirit look at spirit – look at cat   looking...

Small Town Murder

Small Town Murder

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Every Friday night, I take the same trip home to Hernando, Mississippi. Driving through the Delta at night is always so dark. The long drive gets lonely, so I always listen to my favorite podcast, Small...

Noble Mask

Noble Mask

Kjirsten Whitsell, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

  Bubbly suds cover the floors as my bristle brush scrub the dirt. The heat in the air evaporates the soapy water before I finish even a small square of the floor. My hands look like prunes from...

Tonight, I Prayed for You

Tonight, I Prayed for You

Lajuana Banger, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Tonight, I Prayed for You  Kneeling would put me in so much pain  but not in as much pain as I am now  I'm at war with an enemy, who only speaks tranquility....  dark en-caved thoughts blankly...

Alone

Alone

Selby Matyakubova, Staff Writer February 20, 2018

As days pass by, And life goes on, I realize: I'm all alone. I get depressed, I feel confused, Can't fight it now, I'm not that strong. As months pass by, And life goes on, I understand: I'm...

Five Seconds; or The Time it Takes to Decide

Five Seconds; or The Time it Takes to Decide

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2018

right now           four drafts of suicide stuffed in pocket – an extension cord wrap around neck not enough alcohol to last through the chokes and spit I am my little brother's birthday....