Poetry on Objects

‘Contained Chaos’ by Sarah Nelson

‘Contained Chaos’ by Sarah Nelson

The coil turns red Heating up, slowly The first bubble rises with my anticipation To the top Cools, back down A cycle of tame excitement A slow dance of science The blue wax pools On the top of the vessel, so I shake it a […]

‘Meaningless Nothingness’ by Josh Wilmer

‘Meaningless Nothingness’ by Josh Wilmer

I entered this world clean, untarnished, Curious, pure. I couldn’t stay that way, could I? You couldn’t let me, could you? Rivers of acidic nothingness flow, Steam rises from the surface, The ghosts of things now forgotten. Madness; there is no purpose in the rivers […]

‘Recluse’ by Tony Senatore

‘Recluse’ by Tony Senatore

Grappling heat leaks from a bright hole in the sky. An invisible, broiling blanket wrapped tightly, burning the skin. Ocean blue clashing with yellow magma. Look with a dizzy gaze to the wavering horizon. A retreat to the cold rock walls of refuge nearby. Draped […]

‘Bra’ by Angela Qian

‘Bra’ by Angela Qian

Something I didn’t expect when we were both children, When holding hands meant nothing more than trust And a body was nothing more than how we got from one place to another: That pushing a kiss into the nook of your ear, and Exhaling softly […]

‘Persephone’ by Sam Proctor

‘Persephone’ by Sam Proctor

Waiting beneath the rubble of youth, Femininity mixed with delusion, He took the air out of her lungs, And refused to color her human. He covered her in smoke, Her representing all that were, all that are, and all that wish to be In the […]

‘My Love Rests Beside You’ by Lena Iabiran

‘My Love Rests Beside You’ by Lena Iabiran

it was not me who sought deep to find the light of our hands and words of wisdom embedded in this land it was not me who fell too far making me see the love I had was not mine to keep cutting sustenance for […]

‘He’ by Grace Guildener

‘He’ by Grace Guildener

He Too much dysphoria to ignore, not enough courage to admit it. A calculating coward, weighing the options for years on end. At this rate it may just end up buried in the ground with the vessel I’ve always felt detached to occupy. Or maybe […]

‘A Gift to You’ by Jonathan Fanshaw

‘A Gift to You’ by Jonathan Fanshaw

Opened whole to pay my debts Olden seams and classic apparel Credit cards, license picture Alongside simple colored paper A hole below, for time degrades Pennies fall, making cents Money’s cheap, hear our words Memories are better spent Tales spun with golden glory Silver veins […]

‘Softball’ by Catherine Elliott

‘Softball’ by Catherine Elliott

Calloused fingertips, Raised laces worn down smooth. Spirits battered from strikeouts, Body frayed from heat. Dirt filled cleats, Pebbles prod through heels. Low-scored games, Face paint smeared. Foot slides to the plate, Safe. Elated, we collide. Eruption of cheer. Laces tied, Bonds fastened. Catherine Elliott […]

‘Manufactured Echo’ by Lily Davison

‘Manufactured Echo’ by Lily Davison

Manufactured Echo It goes a little something like this; You’re feeling a little light headed and It’s completely dark backstage, so you Unpack each organ and emotion till You’re vulnerable enough for the stage. Your ears are under water and your lungs aren’t far off […]

‘Our Jar’ by Nicole Barnes

‘Our Jar’ by Nicole Barnes

Our Jar Astronauts who venture into the void of celestial bodies and nebulous clouds learn to swim in hydrogenous lakes and laugh at infinitesimal human life. They know that beyond earth myriads of civilizations (too elusive for the rest of us to grasp) sleep. & […]

‘T-Shirt’ by Katie Ator

‘T-Shirt’ by Katie Ator

The symphony of color I bear is far Prettier than anything I can ever create. Personality comes out in error And I am wearing my error That’s why it’s a scrap shirt It can be imperfect that makes it more beautiful. Literal moving art on […]