The degree of love: Six semesters and the Convocation Day by Navratra

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What if couples celebrate pose day instead of rose day? Teaching each other how to stand in front of the camera could be the best...

A Mad Poem about Mad Poetry (by a Mad Poet)

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Verse! Wild! Let it be wild and uncontrolled! Consider not whether it passes muster In the logic-schools, Or marks time with the monotonous regularity Of clopping hooves of horses...

Black Dog by Tel S.

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I keep seeing a black dog next to me. Will this chase me all my life? The dog, the needles, the pills, the razors, the knives? The...

Lady Yellow, Lady Blue by Brighid Aime

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2am is a bipolar blessing. On the one hand, Her clock ticks, waking worlds away. On the other… Dreams tattoo pulses of heart, Maneuvered by her beaten, brush stroking...

On the verge of suicide by Rick Barooah

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These are the last breaths you take; these are the last blood cells to rush through your veins. The walls of the room are the...

When I Was Indifferent by Timothy Hamilton

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When I was indifferent, Life was easier. Day followed day. Beans from a can, Fresh Asian noodles I once loved, Sunny delicate spring days, Grey clouds and tedious half-hearted...

self-portrait as frankenstein’s monster by Jasmine Marshall

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self-portrait as frankenstein’s monster we are mortal beings. you can’t destigmatize a condition constructed on a foundation of bigotry. environmental stimulus incites evolutionary response: emotion, nature’s behavior-motivation...

Meditations in the Garden of Good and Evil by John-Arthur Ingram

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October 15th 3:54am Holiday Inn Express Room 321 or 123 I. I am death. I am life. I am Satan. I am God. I am predator. I am...

The centipede (peace on Earth) by Jeremy Nathan Marks

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In a basement classroom paid for by the leftovers from a public budget an instructor teaches refugees English she says her first tongue is pidgin and laughs like...

Mosquito Mind by Adele Leahy

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I question am I the only one? With an unkind mosquito mind. My mental health is a sham. As I abhor who I am. My pseudo happiness, pretending...

The Argives Unmedicated by David Penner

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And so Antilochus smote Echepolus, Thrusting a spear into his brain, the Trojan Gazing at the azure ether, then crashing Towards the dark; lunging at his foe,...

The Art Forger by Larry Lefkowitz

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Fogarty's life changed when he discovered Daniel. Daniel had realized he would never be more than a so-so painter, but he discovered he had...

Let’s Talk by Howard Kaplan

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I'm right there with you so, let's talk, in a way. We can start by talking to the air, since you and I can’t be here or...

The Great Experiment by Barbara Summers

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"Dear Mum, Looks like the dizziness I was having and rainbow vision is something worse than "Silent Migraines", I may have to have an operation....

Silent Conflict by Cyndi

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You never wanted to be the girl who cried wolf. How selfish it is to tell someone about the beast you hold inside when...

VAMPIRE RACEHORSE by Erica Loberg

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When I think about a 24-hour day I know I am going to have ongoing obsessional thoughts coupled with observations that constantly spring forth in my mind all throughout the daylight. It’s like...

A Different Path In The Same Woods by Moth Gorman

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it was a different year and i woke up in the same woods i was in before it was the quietest calm like i had cried...

Dear Doctor by Carley T.

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Dear Doctor, No breath left in my body I'm writing, trying to think Something which doesn't speak Of the craziness I see inside Tap tap tap I can hear...

Unbeloved by Anonymous

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In a bid for peace Silence was key I hated the the role He forced on me No longer a child I was deemed as property A beast that Needed to...

Tragic Comedy by Navratra

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Whenever I do something good, my mother says, I am just like her, my father says, I am just like him They feel so proud on themselves and start loving...

On Becoming a Butterfly by Michael Robin

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On Becoming a Butterfly Little did I know, the end was just the beginning Like the caterpillar, I shed my old skin as if I was supposed to...

The Malingerer Goes To the Movies by Scott Norman Rosenthal

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“The Malingerer Goes to the Movies,” (a Dis-Ability Coming-Out poem, for Colin Kempner, and Judith Wright) 1. You’re sitting there, and it's getting harder to breathe. It feels as if...

Scars by Marlowe Dickens

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Once I had a dream, I awoke in a Hospital bed with my family and friends all around me. My wrists were bound in bandages And they...

Fractured Soul Factory by K.G. Munro

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Many of us are broken before we can even see the cracks As we walk blindly through life Enduring the fear and hatred that we are steeped in...

Quandries of Perpetual Dischord by Elizabeth Moroz

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Permanent irreversible Attatchment disorder A lemonade stand at the Mexican Border A traumatised disorganised old lady hoarder The incriminating evidence on an old tape recorder Elements of...