What I Found In The Antique Shop

In an antique shop that doesn’t belong here or anywhere There in one feeble glass case that looks like it will surely shatter and collapse to the floor when I touch it with the pad of my finger  Are the relics of some woman’s jewelry case coated in a thick layer of dust A locket…

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Eponym/Legacy

Featured Artwork: ‘The Prophet’s Daughters’, a series by Gheorghe Virtosu Sometimes people don’t recognize my name They hear it and say it’s unique It’s an old Arabic name, I tell them What does it mean, they ask I tell them I’m not sure, as far as I know it doesn’t mean anything And then after…

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The Sorrowful Souvenir

You will forever be embossed in my heart, How I feel tormented by your departure. Your love and support is my remedy, Stored in the deepest of memories.   When you’re young, your heart’s an open book. A childhood where love is all you Making nostalgia the crook   The type of innocent love With…

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Funeral for my Straight Self

Featured Image: Laura Shannonhouse We are gathered here today The Masked Priest’s voice booms To celebrate the life Of this straight self Though voices wail And I open my eyes to peek Too curious to keep them shut And suddenly I see A hundred lovers so beautiful Though they weep draped in black, Gripping odd…

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