The Idea of Separation

I hope marriage never takes the life out of my eyes like it did my mother, and my grandmother, or her mother before her I never want the words “I do” to put celestial shackles on my wrists and ankles, confining me to my own otherworldly hell Because so many young women want a wedding…

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Freedom: Thoughts on Growing Up as a Teenager

I thought that for my first contribution to the magazine, I should get a little personal to show who I am, or at least show a part of my identity. I define part of my identity as growing up as an only child in a sole parent household. I call it “sole parent” because I…

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The Portrait of Life

On a dark and cold December night that mystified the looming melancholy stretching its wings over the starry blanket, yellow street lights flogging the obscurity and the silenced sounds hovering over the colony away from the hullaballoo of the old city. Leaning on a chaise lounge next to the foggy glass window particular of winter…

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My Own Sugar Daddy, My Own Pimp

Some sex workers Are independent, self-employed Negotiating the game With the forgotten, or unenjoyed Wide lens teaches Wisdom settles into bed “Every partnership has its jail” Beneath the sheets, this soul does not shed It wins them no money Instead a kind of sustenance Sugar-coated power, control An energy here, in abundance Emotional currency Not…

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A Sapling’s Tears

I carry an anthology in today’s everything bag. I pull it out while waiting for the next thing: coffee, the nurse to call me in, the bus to come, the sky to fall. Reading it exponentiates shared stories, raising internal voices, outing me into the crowd, the transport, the enshrined clouds. I find myself glancing…

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Necessary Friends

you’re at a lunch party, talking lessforking a bruschetta, careful not to make a messthinking of a cheeseburger, of the galaxies and Euler’s Identitynot the colour of your lip matte but you know you’re a bit of bore, a bit of a vagrantyou’re not thinking of a Hamptons vacationin this assemblyyour reticence is your salvation…

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Balancing College & Work Life: How To Stay Organized Between It All

Between balancing a part-time job, keeping up with university and fulfilling volunteer obligations, it is easy to lose track and fall behind. After two years, I finally found a system that works for me to stay organized and on top of my readings and work. To begin with, before school starts I plan my schedule…

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