Beauty by Lance Elliott

Your ancestors did not fight there way here for you to be ashamed of their faceOf their eyesOf their lipsOf their hairOf their skinYour ancestors did not die for you to wish you looked like white peopleFor you to be 9 years old and hate your thin eyesTo wish your nose was less broadAnd you [...]

Poetry Collection by Jessie Nwokoye

He was new, different, maybe even intriguing.She was open, exposed, scared but hopeful.He was fun, and easygoing. He was sweet and kind.She was naïve, but it was okay because it felt right.He felt right, good, he felt warm, he felt right,until he didn’t.One excuse, two excuses, three excuses, four.How many more until she was out [...]

String Doll by Emily​ ​LaLiberte

Self​ ​commandments​ ​become​ ​etched​ ​in​ ​breath​ ​on​ ​a​ ​bathroom​ ​mirroras​ ​a​ ​girl​ ​with​ ​yarn​ ​hair​ ​hugs​ ​a​ ​too​ ​thin​ ​waist,​ ​watching​ ​intently​ ​the​ ​way​ ​her​ ​spine,bent​ ​in,​ ​spun​ ​with​ ​twine​ ​would​ ​poke​ ​through​ ​sallow​ ​skin.I​ ​guess​ ​this​ ​is​ ​what​ ​you​ ​get​ ​when​ ​you​ ​count​ ​your​ ​blessings​ ​and​ ​calories.String​ ​doll,​ ​I​ ​wrote​ ​this​ ​to​ ​show​ ​you​ [...]

Late by Anonymous

When I approach the doors of his bedroom, I find myself ripping my mind from my body, allowing my muscles to act out of routine instead of will. If I let my head be in control of my body, I’ll hesitate for eternity, not allowing my fist to knock and awaken my father. And despite [...]

Attention by Anonymous

So, I’m looking at someone dead onAnd I know they’re asking me a question,But I don’t hear a word out of their mouth Because all of a sudden, my brain decidesIt would rather think about if cats had human legs;How their big, meaty man feetwould scuttle across the floor and knead on a pillow. I’m [...]