For this issue we explore the themes of change and difficult relationships with people. We also have some really creative and fun reads. I hope you all enjoy this wonderful poetry!
Brain Freezes by Tim Chen
You forget a word
Sometimes it happens
y i (cr) ch El onet~o three [[ "..'
Ever out of reach
of your brain,
s t r e t c h i n g
answer lying just out of reach.
c A :: "cob/]" A A
diy --> paint \_ ^ _/
Getting blurrier the harder you think
- X bockC >( Oo
Occasional [forgets word] glimmers
dots of light
showing through the mist
…..iiiillllll "<rcaNyAdccc>" X----i----
You try to grab it
Hop on the train
But your mind, ever fleeting, loses the lead
bxc gL & ydo n@@@ (RC?)
There is no dictionary to mollify your questions .
Sometimes you forget a difficult word, like
Or, when it's basic vocabulary,
You feel stupid
(See , "moo beast".)
( re ( a )rr( a )ng (i)
( s ) l ( l ) ( o ) y ( w )
c@ndi ?? RED WHITE ORANGE
You: "Three color Halloween thing."
Did you mean: "candy corn"?
Do You Exist? by Hilary Nolasco
I caught him going home on the same train as me
We got off at the same stop
I've gotten on the train at various times
Unless he's an early bird that wakes
up at 4 AM I should have ran into him
I've gone as early as possible just to finish homework
I've gone as late as possible
Just to be able to sleep more
Where are you?
Do you even exist?
I Can Feel Their Stares by Selina Dai
I can feel my cheeks heat up
"I made a mistake again."
I can feel their judging stares
making me choke up
I can feel a rush of shame
worsening with every laugh
I can feel the growing paranoia
eating away at my trust and
I can feel the murderous rage
killing my humanity.
Who Are You? by Ekra Sikder
Who are you?
Why are you here?
Leave me alone
I never asked you.
Your perceptions of life are limited.
Both of your eyes are closed.
You do nothing but spew
Your ignorance and hypocrisy
Hoping someone will care
What Defines a Thought? by Moududur Rahman
What defines a thought?
A collection of people or vice
/versa questions, often questioned
A lone arrow shot
In the dark returns naught bit
I know it means all
Take a look at our cool new collab comic. You won't be disappointed.
Sophia Gao (cover art)
Autumn weather doesn't last too long in the NYC area, so don't forget to embrace it this year! In our first ever November Issue we offer three poems and quite a few dog pics!
Three Simple Words
Continue with the theme of relationships with this poem about a breakup and the feelings that still remain after, just like the leaves that fall down from the treas but still remain with us on the ground. This poem also uses some creative format techniques that you should check out.
Spooky scary skeletons sending shivers down your spine...as well as some of our newest works. Check out these creepy pieces.
From our Writing Department:
Your Name- Jessica Jiang
A poem inspired by the Taki’s and Mitsuha’s reunion in the anime movie, Your Name.
Hopelessness Is...- Luna
Luna describes hopelessness in this poem through an exploration of all its hues and what they represent.
Ghosts- Blue Lemon
A short and mysterious poem.
A Thought- Anonymous
Can your imagination be a curse?
A deeply touching take on negative relationships and self worth.
Her Matters- Grace Ye
A jumble of personal thoughts weaving a beautiful narrative.
Mirror, Mirror On My Wall- Irene Hao
A haunting story about a mirror.
From our Art & Photo Department: