The Delta Statement

Papa Ain’t in the Top Left

Papa Ain’t in the Top Left

Nick Houston December 3, 2016

My skin is wrinkled cloth Indigo paper child Sunburnt polyester Sixty percent cotton Interweaved with nylon Sunburnt polyester Sixty percent cotton Interweaved with nigga. Papa part of that too. Papa...

Bobby’s Hymn

Bobby’s Hymn

Nick Houston December 2, 2016

Bobby want a big gun Like all the other boys Always runnin da streets. Cause they told him to go Kill Kill Kill Kill Kill Kill. Lenses locked, camera Isn’t rolling. bang. No Vest,...

How I Feel

How I Feel

Jimmieria Chillis November 21, 2016

Drowning in procrastination. Sinking in piles of pills, paint brushes, and papers. Waves of sleep and numbness keep pummeling me. I’m tired. I’m tired of being told how, when, what, and where. I...

Burn Up the Writers

Burn Up the Writers

Bugg Davis November 10, 2016

Burn up the Writers By: Bugg, 10/31/16 If writing exposed people it would be illegal. That's why we have editors for our editors. That's why it's all done online now. They couldn't burn up all...

The Book of Mom

The Book of Mom

Nick Houston October 29, 2016

Nick turned five today, he hid behind a door in the hallway and jumped out as I walked by, laughing.   I get scared when people or things jump out at me. Sure everyone does, but I really hate it...

Ars Amatoria

Ars Amatoria

Nick Houston October 28, 2016

I read somewhere, maybe in my girlfriends’ Cosmo or some Buzzfeed list, that Dr. Pepper makes vaginas stink. Crazy Right? That would suck for me because I absolutely love that shit. Then...

ILY

ILY

Nick Houston October 28, 2016

ILY If I were to cut out my heart, I would use a lobster fork And a butter knife, Wipe it w/ a paper towel And take a pic. I’ll txt it 2 u So u can keep it 4ever.

Black Boy

Black Boy

Nick Houston October 27, 2016

Black Boy Black boy plays hooky Black boy runs Black boy got no love Black boy got no talent Black boy sprays his graffiti On a wall in Harlem A wall A wall in Harlem. Dream-stained bricks On...

The Right to Remain Silent

The Right to Remain Silent

Nick Houston October 26, 2016

The Right to Remain Silent A pecha kucha (Inspired by the iTunes top 20 chart) [Blank Space] When I was six years old My best friend was white. We smiled, laughed, And ran across the playground Trying...

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Remorseful Rage

Jimmieria Chillis September 15, 2016

I cannot speak now; Civility is at rest. quiet is no more Desire revealed the Silence ever prevails-- quieted Restraint  

Times to Come

Times to Come

Rebecca Carroll April 26, 2016

Graduation comes and goes. The future is upon us. We will make it. Let stress fade away. Breathe and let the worry out. Take in the beauty of the world.

Stuck

Stuck

Jimmiera Chillis April 20, 2016

The endless monotony The struggling ticking of the clock The loud voices quiet me I linger endlessly The swelling of my throat engulfs my many words The tonality of tone The finality of final I...