“The Smell of Onions Cooking,” a short poem. Based off childhood memories, this poem explores nostalgia through the power of smell.
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“A Glitch in the Matrix,” a short poem. Natural imagery, dream sequences, and visions produced by an oxygen-starved mind.
“Praise to the Brave,” a short poem. Part I of the “It Can’t Happen Here” series about some of the potential problems in modern liberalism.
“The Eagle of Prometheus,” a short poem inspired by mythology and memory. A story in poetic form. Themes of love, heartbreak, and ruin.
“We Have Nothing,” a short poem. A narrator grapples with her continued feelings post-breakup and issues orders for forward progress.
“In His Defense,” a poem presenting a defense based on a personal experience. A little bit angry. A little bit intense. You’ve been warned.
“You Ruin Me,” a poem about obsessive love and conflicting feelings. Cognitive dissonance in a love affair: “I want you. You ruin me.”
“Cassandra’s Song,” a short poem, a lament, a cry for help, and a dark vision of the future. Inspired by the Cassandra of Greek myth and by current events.
Harbor lights in your eyes. / You came to this atoll / these planks of wood that / creak and squeak beneath / your feet and shiver…
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