Poetry

Ostracism

by Casey Robins

She’s an ostrich. She has a long neck so she can see behind big heads. She has a long beak so she can pick at her food when no one’s looking. She has beady eyes so she’ll never break her stare. She has long legs so she can outrun her predator. Her heart is a

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Dangling, Dirty Shoes

by Emily Chaflin

A lonely pair of shoes dangle quietly From the telephone wires in the neighborhood. As I walk below them, I begin to wonder. I imagine a little boy wandering around the streets, With tousled dark brown hair and dirty knees, Barefoot, cold, and all alone just like his shoes. Maybe he threw the dark blue

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A Season of Blossom

by Yashashree Ghatge

Spring, a season When I want a reason To blossom with the trees In a gentle breeze With dancing flowers. Pretty water droplets on a rose Fills the mind with hope The encouraging morning scene Makes the whole day green With great joy and happiness. Yashashree Ghatge  

My Stranger

by Liam Shields

Hours and days pass with each consecutive minute. What was once a year becomes something less than a daydream. Nothing has been the same since we locked eyes that fateful day. My entire world became bleak and dull. You drowned all the colors that once made me whole. Nothing more than a simple gray like

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Me and Me

by Willa DuBois

i’m a pretty energetic person i’ve asked if i can stand on a chair and sing happy birthday in public, I’m kinda all over the place a little bit of willa, just off center of the room laughing at a dare i gave myself a little willa talking to you neatly placed sarcasm filling the

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God’s Country

by Cecelia Fox

Every morning the sun rises from the east and sets in the west. Every night the sky is filled with a billion tiny lights. Even the moonlight shines atop the gleaming lakes. The lakes are surrounded by land (of course), but with tall hills. The hills have eyes I like to say. They are full

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Life’s Quintessence

by Tanmaya Murthy

A sumptuous delicacy, sour and sweet Bitter at times, but a feisty feast A subtle symphony of righteousness and goodwill Mellow melody that comes along, a dream to fulfill Elegant as a lyrical pirouette, poetic as a virtuous verse A fable of morality and peace, a literary ocean to immerse Oneself, where the azure waters

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What is Our Relationship to the Earth?

by Maria Christian

Late April, 2010. I am lying on my back. We are so high up in the mountains that the snow is nowhere near melting. Back home the temperature is in the low 80s. Up above us the stars are blinking, cold and clear, in the black sky. I am 10 years old. As my teacher

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Blue

by Victoria Rathernottell

Blue is vastness The sea drooling Waves crashing against rocks My mirrored image staring at me From moonlit ocean tides Blue is hope, rejuvenation Owls screeching, snow melting Trees sprouting in the plain Sparrows painting twilight Stars flourishing; the moon chanting Someone falling into the sky Blue is peace Deer skipping through pools of diamonds

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Here Comes Winter

by Angela Nguyen

Sometimes, Winter is an old man, hobbling along slowly, spreading only a thin layer of snowy powder, like dandruff, from the tip of his knobbly cane to the cracked pavement. Old Man Winter, his tenuous grasp on the season breaks easily with the swift and spritely step of Spring. Other times, Winter is a young

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