Month: April 2018

A.R.T.S. (Always Ready To Suffer)

A.R.T.S. (Always Ready To Suffer)

Do you ever wonder what the hell is going on in the mind of an artist? Why they’re always complaining? Why they’re poor and starving? Why they’re always so… weird? Or maybe you ARE an artist and just want that sweet sweet validation? In this […]

I shouldn’t be writing about my anxiety

I shouldn’t be writing about my anxiety

I shouldn’t be writing about my anxiety this is not poetry. poetry is not staring at blurred lines on crosswalks until your footing gives out and the weight in your stomach starts calling your name. poetry is not the lick, lick, lick of your car’s […]

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter Let us type with Fury, fingers flying as fast as The fleeing birds that shriek With earsplitting clarity. As their homes Are demolished let us bend in Immense pain, our breath stolen by The horrifying sight of a phone that Stares up at us […]

Dear Congress,

Dear Congress,

Dear Congress, April 16th, 2007 Blacksburg, Virginia 33 dead 23 injured The third deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in modern United States history Young Adults Teenagers Trying to get a degree Are forced to run free Killed without reason Killed by treason We […]

Where is the Art?

Where is the Art?

Where is the art? In school, we’re taught That the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, But not That art is the powerhouse for the imagination. We cultivate our minds, But not our souls, We’re turning to Robots Cold and Steel St-st-stumbling over feelings. […]

“America the Beautiful”

“America the Beautiful”

“America the Beautiful” I recognize it’s expected to excerpt the declaration But I’m sensing some inflation in the Creation of the female equality negation Equality is like a filigree It’s sits on its high horse for all to see Doing little and mocking me But […]

6 Years Old

6 Years Old

6 Years Old At the parent teacher conference They are told she is bossy And I wish I could say excuse me But you seem have been mislead Little girls aren’t bossy They are leading Or at least that it was you Would call it […]

To those who think massacres and speak bullets

To those who think massacres and speak bullets

To those who think massacres and speak bullets Before you open your mouth Consider the warped words leaving it as Poison seeping out of the cracks between your lips Suffocating and killing my insides. My lungs and throat deteriorate, Each time I breathe in your […]

Botany Oddity

Botany Oddity

“Botany Oddity” explores the connotations that reside in plants from florets to flowerets. You will provided a different flower biweekly, its meaning, significance, and some history whether it be fictional mentions or its real world usage. This week, we will take a look at Alliums. […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE.

A DAY IN THE LIFE.

I live whole days within my dreams, It feels good to feel, doesn’t it? In my dreams, there’s a deaf dog to keep me company. I’m blind. I tell him, “Oh, I see.” There’s no response. But that’s fine. Because it’s nice in there. In […]

kissable.

kissable.

Grace Hazlehurst ’19 || Lit Staff