Ophelia by Jaylah Easter

“He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone; At his head a grass-green turf, At his

heels a stone.” (IV.V.XXX)

The warm whisper of a melody winds through the air, escaping like the last embers of

an abandoned fire

From the chilled lips of crippled innocence flows the omen of foretold sleep
Up she goes, wracked with the weight of a sort of neglected recklessness, heavy
To braid-to weave-to intertwine; to speak through those which so romantically offer life

and beseech upon death

Go silently; succumb to the suffocation of the mouth and the suppression of the mind
The ferality of consciousness, the human abyss, danker than the lure of the murky

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Red by Amber Roberts

The Logical Thinker by Cynthia Ocloo

On the day of love everyone cheers and gives

Chocolate becomes sweet and melts in the mouth

As red and pink become the mascots of our hearts.

Now, no one likes the logical thinking of the day of love

Hearts are not shaped like that, and love does not drop from above.

 Hearts are the real blood pumping system. Continue reading “Red by Amber Roberts”

Autumn Imagery by Carolyn Hines

 

In the cold tasteless air

The sound of children laughter, screams and chatter fill the air

As they go from house to house collecting candy

In the ghostly gloomy night sky

As the erythraean, gambage leaves fall from the trees

Making their way to the ground as they pass by

When they walk they go crunch munch crunch

On the dry crispy leaves as they launch

Handfuls of candy in the air

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