Helical Lyric

Written by Derek Pena Hold, sturdy as spiraled mangrovesTrust, placed in ancient mystic waysDrink, the healing deep from these clovesBear, the burden beneath the raysThe tortoise tastes the salty airThis is the blood that we all share March, their steel-capped bones trample throughBurn, they silence and raze our heartPush, build our children's lives anewFight, for… Continue reading Helical Lyric

Hope in the Dark

Red candle lit in darkness

Written by Nikita Patel You may break us down Into shards of razor-thin glass That tumble from the upper-sphereLike a hurricane of deadly hailYou may splinter our broken heartsUntil our breath is crimson-red And our wings of stellar hope Are tattered and maimed You locked us in a house of glassThat reeks of lime and loneliness You laugh at our… Continue reading Hope in the Dark

Midterm All-Nighter: A Poem

Poetry By Angie Chirino She stares blankly at the flashing screen, red eyes twitching with its light, jaw stuck open; sighs, heavy and tired, drop out onto her chest, dripping into the quiet room with blank walls the size of cupboards, silk-screen thin and yellowed under sticky tape residue and flickering lights. The phone beside… Continue reading Midterm All-Nighter: A Poem