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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Winter, like a grudge against opposing seasons, approaches with a frigid persona, a howling wind that slashes through autumn's leaves and bites assaulted faces with an icy touch. She leaves her victims crumbled, too cold to capture the warm image of her beauty....
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    My first week away from the warmth of my home in Agona Swedru, Ghana, I twisted and turned in bed at night, the unfamiliar cold of Reno, Nevada, digging its nails into my vulnerable skin. When I went outside to listen to nature’s early morning songs, the silence that hit me was worse than a...
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    “I’m looking for a light,” she said without uttering a single word The question lingered in her bright amber eyes, glistening with a spark of dying light. “I’m looking . . . for a light,” was the first thing she ever said the night we first met by the foggy pond downtown. She wa...
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    I am a blade of grass, Insignificant Under the mower’s blades I was a dying star – A nebula (what a beauty for a dying star) – Bursting with the brightest light Before The End. I was a needle in a haystack – Smashed up and bent in compressed hay. Perhaps I would have ended in...
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    Amelia’s Bane Called Dane, Ever Falling, Going Hunting, hiking In ink-blotched Junk, Killed Little Men. No One Paused. Quick Roses Sprung Tall, Under Vulture’s Wings. Xysters Yanked Zero zippers. Zephyr Yowls. Xyst Walks with Vines Under Tall trees Spill Rotten, red rain. Quills Per...
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    You’re invisible to them – only I have the eyes to see you – bright, beautiful under the silent moon. The therapists tried to take you away; To my face they said you were “a figment of imagination,” but I heard whispers of “hallucination.” To clarify the essence of your existenc...
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    As I stood inside our apartment, reflecting on my first day of school and wishing it wasn't so cold outside, my mind wandered, searching for something to distract me from the loneliness beginning to crawl into my chest. It whispered: Where is it? That fulfilling food that feeds my hungry,...
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    Under clear skies, I could see the trails of the New roads waiting to emerge from the weed-laden land as I watched you from a distance, not yet worth your attention. Various times, I dreamt of the possibility of getting to know you and silently Envied those who already had the privilege. ...
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    His eyes are Blue, cerulean like the sky before the clouds crowd it. When he flashes perfect, gleaming white teeth in the poster-covered hallways, mascara-coated eyelids bat rapidly, and rosy cheeks turn red – the color of ripe tomatoes. But the moment his lips part into that infamous s...

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