Poetry

when you pretend your feelings don’t matter, you erase yourself. by Oscar Stirling Payne

She has left you again, and like a television left on standby, I am ready to be turned on, I am ready to turn you on. You shift your body weight against me. The lights turn off and everything is dark, save for your skin, translucent quartz. The horror film makes your femur quiver. I… Continue reading when you pretend your feelings don’t matter, you erase yourself. by Oscar Stirling Payne

Poetry

The others by Sophia Georghiou

Women who are others because there isn’t another Women who are others meet at street corners on gazpacho soup nights and think of their own bed made up like undisturbed snow Women who are others read breakfast pastries on the tube home, thinking about how they’d rearrange themselves if they were a cherry filled doughnut… Continue reading The others by Sophia Georghiou

Fiction

Biggest Fan, pt. 9 by Heather Taylor

“Hey, Ceri—” “What’s wrong? You sound sad,” she immediately blurted down the phone. “I was just wondering if I could come over for a little while; a week?” “Why? What’s happened?” “I think Yuni and I need some time apart,” Aaron admitted in a downcast tone. For the past three months, Yuni had been taking… Continue reading Biggest Fan, pt. 9 by Heather Taylor

Poetry

Naked Butterfly by Miss Kanishka

Eternally, morning is the starter, Noon's the course, Night's the dessert... Perhaps they're bonded afar, It shall be the first touch to colour the art! Dark room and shattered gaze, Ardent languor pouring down his face... He summoned her lascivious self; Placing the cushion on the mirror shelf, Slowly Inclining her backwards He lingered on… Continue reading Naked Butterfly by Miss Kanishka

Poetry

Meditative Thoughts by Rachael Holmes

Inhale the bitter cold, Burning my cheeks, Inflamed, blushing, In pulsing thought. Exhale warmth, Watch it dance in a mist, Before succumbing To the seductive breeze. A relaxing zephyr Becomes intrusive. Meditation demands The mutually exclusive: Reflect and dismiss the abyss. The mind settles, though actively seeks, To breathe memories, I refuse to release. This… Continue reading Meditative Thoughts by Rachael Holmes

Poetry

Beauty of a Goddess by Chiara Scaduto

Beauty of a goddess: Silky, sunset golden hair Smooth, porcelain skin Rose petal flushed cheeks. This you pursue. This you chase. Divine paradigm of beauty. Aphrodite you seek to be, Beautiful Goddess of Love. Yet no love is there for ‘Me’, Me, the girl looking back With celestial eyes, When mirror in hand Dissection begins,… Continue reading Beauty of a Goddess by Chiara Scaduto

Poetry

I Can’t Breathe by Sunanda Shome

“I can’t breathe”, he said. Over and over again. The words have been suffocating me. They were muffled, they came out as gasps, and then they stopped. These very words have been repeated a million times in a million different ways, haven’t they? Can we not hear? Or did we stop listening? Do you know… Continue reading I Can’t Breathe by Sunanda Shome

Poetry

Call from the Ocean by Alexandra Vick | Pride Month

For Serena On the seashore she sang Her heart pouring into the ocean Powerful air whipping breath into salty sea spray No end and no beginning The beach holds tales told by her sandy toes As they sink into her warm embrace Broken shells gently crunch under those familiar feet Weaving back into salt dust… Continue reading Call from the Ocean by Alexandra Vick | Pride Month

Poetry

Sapiosexual by Ciara Maxfield | Pride Month

Come here let me undress ur mind, leave the clothes on. Get naked with ur thoughts. I touch you with no hands. Let me feel how u create new wonders of how to please my soul. Dig deep into the inner you and drag out your inner self, bringing out the passionate lover.. give me… Continue reading Sapiosexual by Ciara Maxfield | Pride Month