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“For this was on Seynt Valentynes day”

Very few people are aware of the dark and conflicting origins of Valentine’s Day: the Roman tradition involved a brutal feast called Lupercalia, where...

More than spoken word

Candles, vines and a microphone. These three items created the calm atmosphere for ASPB’s More than Spoken Word, an open mic poetry event hosted...

On the lizard’s rock

Summer is like a desert, wherever you are.  A vast emptiness filled with boundless potential.  All activity comes to a static nothing.  Stillness of the morning  becomes the...

No one’s Mona Lisa

When I was 14, I visited the Louvre. The building was bigger than I imagined. Later, I learned that it would’ve taken  200 days to...

Rusty quills

In the archive of ink & yellow trees the heart is pumping Blood Which worms its way through narrow Veins Until it leaks out from fractured Skin And a borrowed...

Quivering loneliness

  Click. Statement begins.   Can You hear me, Eurydice? i am coming for You. The monsters from Tartarus chase me, But i’ll reach You very soon.   Can You hear me, Eurydice? Gone...

Rose

Days like today,  I see myself as a rose.  Soft petals, red thorns.    If I let myself be picked, I hope I am treated well.  I wouldn’t want to...

Bittersweet

Age led me to believe That young love is bittersweet.  From the first hug to the first kiss,  Moments too sweet to miss.    Awkward glances across the room, Hoping...

Voiceless

She marches on without her spirit’s guide In a world divided by people’s pride.  We fight for a cause that is hard to attain,  That will only...

Precious Inventions

In the midst of the town, an inventor, Old and frail, but still, reluctantly, alive; Inventions unlike others – nearly human. One in particular, a cute white...