Beneath The Stairs

Featured Artwork: Adrian Delgado We used to rent out the basement in my house. There, through the golden columns and bronze pyramids of despair and dreams they strode in. The pearl painted chippings of lands that once were laid at their feet. Underneath their soles were eternities of ancestors waiting for their return. They carried…

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Seasonal Poetry

Featured Illustration: Hanifa Abdul Hameed I am told Europe is beautiful in the summer Indian summers try their best to melt you to the ground. How shall I compare thy summer’s day to mine? Our flowers are scorched under the sun The same sun that shines so benevolently on you This same flower that smiles…

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Education

Featured Illustration: Lina Mulik Read a narrative when not mandated Nurture a love for a learning Follow your passions They may turn  One day,  Into your earnings   Acquaint with the world Perhaps even amend it Discern something You once couldn’t   But now can name it   Learn And share Flourish And become aware…

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brown skinned girl

Featured Illustration: Phung Banh Brown skinned girl Coconut wet black curls. Pigment in that burning gaze Could light any candle that holds your space. Speak with those honeyed and remedied lips Sway into the night with your ancestors’ hips. Never let them take your cinnamon sighs For a sign of defeated cries. Across the palms…

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You Are.

Featured Illustration: Sebastian Biggeri You’d rather plant roots Than search for them What are trees made of Whatever you cannot deny  Is it the immigrant experience Or just experience  Do I trivialize it by wondering if it’s just another way to soul-search This is a process You are the process Henna like lace over your…

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A Paradelle: La Catrina Comes Tonight

Featured Image: Tim Tadder and Krisztianna The night sways again, placing me to sleep The night sways again, placing me to sleep Kingdom comes, my soul to save Kingdom comes, my soul to save My soul, the night sways again. Sleep comes placing me to save the kingdom.   As I rest my head on…

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