The Delta Statement sang metallic water through 
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Ball Gown Scars

Naia Marie Loper, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 28, 2024

Ball gown scars itch with the memory of liquid pain spilled across your stage I followed your midnight summon to suicidal promises broken by broken glass  No car could drive fast enough, and you...

contagion devours tender networks

Cocoa Cortex

Canderrian Brown, Da Contest Winner March 26, 2024

There's something growing.  There's something growing in this fudge.  Danger sporing, lurking about this soil.  Planting its hypha throughout the hemisphere.     In the garden, these...

Jamelia Mason


Jamelia Mason, Da Contest Winner March 19, 2024

Hot and cold brings sudden storms   A whirlwind of rage  A shattered space   Moving forward - Moving backwards I'm moving constant Lee, awakens my sea but I don't speak I...

Paring Knife

Paring Knife

Emily Saucier, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 7, 2024

I'm not skilled at wielding a paring knife. Never have been. My mother always has been, though-  Snatching the blade and its victim deftly From my hands to slice through Quicker and cleaner...

Girl standing in burning lavender garden (Design by Naia)

Calling a Storm Cloud Shelter

Naia Marie Loper, Co-Editor-In-Chief February 22, 2024

I will survive you as I had before you, and will continue on after. I will remember who I was before we met, and resurrect her ashes from all the gardens that I burned. I cleared my lungs of all the pollen...

The Bloody Lollipop

I Knew Her: Blood and Sugar

Naia Marie Loper, Columnist/Da Editor March 20, 2023

By the smell of iron and roses By the taste of sugar and blood  By the sound of her voice laced  with kudzu blossoms and honey suckle, nectar dripping against  my neck.  I knew her...

Red Red Wine

Red Red Wine

Naia M. Lanton, Columnist/Da Editor March 9, 2023

With rose colored eyes she invites me in past her lips to where teeth penetrate the skin or who's skin is penetrated ? I have laid inside her grave  and naked we were  buried in roses...

Yellow Rose Bush

Yellow Rose Bush

Ryan Rutledge, Social Media November 28, 2018

Yellow rose bush standing tall and looking well, You have many stories you could tell. Some stories of sorrow you might whisper, While the stories of joy you will yell.   Since your...

X in the Moonlight

X in the Moonlight

Mikey Rhodes, Da / Events November 28, 2018

In the early hours, X lay awake, Wondering how long a better life would take. Even though his heart would ache, He prayed continuously, for his own sake. It seemed no one could relate.   Day...

the dark side of canyons that never form full lines of sound


Chris Kalil, Da / Events November 13, 2018

Little boats are not supposed to hold glass screens that reflect an atmosphere of shifting humors but I sit and stare at a little glass square that cannot hold the moon with silver dust and then nothing...

Something From Nothing

Something From Nothing

Kjirsten Whitsell, Editor in Chief November 13, 2018

Color devoid from vision White glares, relentless Sentiments cease to flow   Creativity exiled in the vast expanses of the maze that the tissue inside my head became so long...



Saavedra Martin, Copy Editor November 12, 2018

I wondered when I would be opened, when my letters would be renewed. And my thoughts often wondered to a dark place, where there were no bounds, no borders, no grounds, where there are pictures...