poetry

Peeks

Peeks

She fell from a cloud, and awoke in a crater. A boulder lay buried beside her. It had cracks and edges. The kind that cuts. This rock had minerals lined in it. Veins that ran through and glistened when the moonlight hit. A glowing black and blue bruise that pulsates and aches. Her eyes caught […]

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Permanence

Permanence

The smell of salt still lingers. It is almost too dark to see. Dip your hands in bioluminescence. Swirl your fingers in the water. Dye your nails and bathe in the glow. Let the droplets coalesce on skin. Smooth contact. Touch me. Start at the eyes. end at the neck. Wait don’t forget the lips. […]

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Pressure

Pressure

life  is  like  a  box  that gradually  gets  smaller inside              of the box lies         me       a pebble as  the           box shrinks the  pressure erodes the  sediment   eventually—  the pebble breaks apart 

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Skeleton

Skeleton

Try gargling Mercury. Let it flood your lungs. Is it Agony? or Pleasure? Try to breathe. It overflows, lacing between your fingers. It covers your pores. Try To move. What’s left when it tears away your flesh?

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Eclipse

Eclipse

She hatched from the moon with skin cracked like craters. She danced with dust. He emerged from the sun. Flames dripped from his skin. He fell to his knees. Crawled and brought his head up. He felt pain. He longed for her presence. She ascended. Twirled and twisted her way to him. He remembered how […]

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!BEWARE!: The Androgynous Woman

!BEWARE!: The Androgynous Woman

Beware the androgynous woman! Her fluidity is unnatural, her deviance uncommon. She is unreadable, and therefore unpredictable. She is a danger And yet, you cannot look away. The mystery of what hides between, The soft flesh of her thighs, Draws you in like a moth to flame. What she slips between her lips is a […]

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Sacred Space

Sacred Space

Listen to me perform this poem here: Can we be your sacred space? Not just a cozy home on a winter night Not just the coolest kickback spot of the summer but where we listen to your screams and cries because they are louder to us than the crunch of fall leaves and your voice […]

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To Church

To Church

There was a time I didn’t dread going to church.   The carpet would dot my knees with peaks and valleys, unnoticed vexations of genuflection left until the service’s conclusion, testaments to my concentration’s depth. Then I would explore the irritated indents, pocked flesh piles of dried currants, with the pad of my pointer finger. […]

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Spring Sonnet-ish

Spring Sonnet-ish

Happy World Poetry Day! Meet us at the Student Union March 22 from 2-4:45p! On the first day of spring I was given flowers Though darkness that day would bring That was its sweetest hour Sunshine kissed the sky Though I had lost my favorite kiss The colors of each petal shined so bright I […]

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2017’s National Book Award Winners

2017’s National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation awarded various National Book awards on November 15, 2017. The National Book Awards are given to one author each year in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. There were 1,529 works submitted for review. 394 were in fiction, 553 in nonfiction, 245 in poetry and 337 in young […]

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