Creative Writing

Re Trans Planted

By Margarita E. Pignataro   Child Taken From her land   Uprooted Exposed Transplanted   Roots Dug up Turned over   Fresh Innocent Still   Uncovered Unloved Unprotected Unstable   Tossed To The other side… […]

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Mind Games

Don Fitxpatrick at his home. Spring 2012 By Don Fitzpatrick 2012 Facing the test that tests the best A drain on brain and tissue Must seek outside the realm of me Survival now the issue […]

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Death of a Dream

By: Santos Taíno Santiago   Something inside me killed my dream I remember them like yesterday’s news Passing by the moment Passing like a hail storm Leaving the cold drops to melt on the pavement […]

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Tenement Skies

By: Santos Taíno Santiago   I WAS BORN IN THE GHETTO SURROUNDED BY TENEMENT SKIES CROWDED BY MISFORTUNE A STORY OF MISERY AT EVERY DOOR A STORY OF HOPE ON EVERY FLOOR LOOKING BACK AT […]

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Processing Thoughts

By Margarita E. Pignataro   I don’t understand What part of “it’s a mistake” I didn’t understand?   I don’t understand What part of “it’s not gonna work” I didn’t understand?   I don’t understand […]

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A Rebuttal

By: Spencer Schwartz   When shows on PBS run short                                   Another told his history They often fill the time                                               A childhood of abuse With poets reading poetry                                           Who wants to know of others’ woes […]

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Depression

The author of this work wishes to remain anonymous but asks readers to understand that depression is not a choice, and we all need to take a closer look.   Go kill yourself, she said […]

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Father and Son

By Joanna Good   Jeff watched his wife prepare for their son’s arrival. Alicia went all out, cooking, cleaning, and clearing the boxes they stored in Michael’s old room. She wore jeans, a plum colored […]