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Birdcage by Ava Larson Gallegos

[tabby title="Poem"] I’m safe inside of my personal birdcage,Away from the despair, sickness and rage.But my birdcage is getting too small,Quarantined inside my four walls.Oh how i long to step outside and into the joys of the busy lifeBut i...

Autumn Leaves by Tamar Gvelesiani

[tabby title="Poem"] If comparing autumn and spring,I would choose the falling leaves,November rain and speedy windas the only living thingsgoing madly on my silent, peaceful trip. And the way I think and feelwith my psyche melted free,hanging branches fall in...

Command and Comply by Johnson Cheu

[tabby title="Poem"] Command and Comply in memoriam: Vanessa Marquez The officers are unharmed, uncharged, reputations unmarred.She had a BB gun, claimed to be having a seizure,said, kill me, kill me. But who, in the throes of debilitatingpain, hasn’t entertained, fleetingly,...

Magnetism by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] When you're young,lust burns like a wildfire,wild and indiscriminate,wayward and incandescent,raging and all-consuming. When you're older,when you've accreted some midsection flab,lust draws you to your yoked partner,connects you with the reliable stabilityof a gift shop magnet plastered to...

What You Tolerate, You Incentivise by Shivani Pillay

[tabby title="Poem"] “If I do not think about it,it does not hurt me,” she told me.“If I choose to ignore the truth,I feel no pain or sadness.”I could not believe how someone could choose ignorance to ensure peace of mind.You...