by Dan Puzzo Writing about self-encouragement and the pursuit of happiness was something I felt ill-equipped to do. After all, I am by no means a happy-go-lucky person. In fact it’s quite the opposite; I’ve wrestled with depression and, increasingly, anxiety for most of my life. Surely I wouldn’t be the one to consult about … Continue reading Pursuit of Happiness
by Emily Vulcano I threw up after most of my meals when I was young, because I had a boyfriend who would say to me, “Really? you’re going to eat THAT?” in the cafeteria. I lost friends after he said they only talked to me because I look like a slut. I walked with my … Continue reading Good Enough
by Simply Bree Mirror mirror on the wall Who is the fairest of them all? I don't care about their skin tone Their height or their weight I just wanna see the ones Who laugh at their mistakes I wanna know the ones Who can look at their flaws Dismiss the mislabels And call them … Continue reading Mirror Mirror
I would like to take a break from poetry momentarily and talk about what's on my mind. Of course, that's a dangerous thing, because everything is always on my mind, rushing through and then I'm trying desperately to grab something to anchor me before it swings past. Anyway. I've been thinking a lot about anger … Continue reading A Quick Break
There's only so much pushing one can take, hmm? Only so much abuse that one can excuse, because doesn't water eventually Wear away at the stone? And so I choose light. Walking toward those who, When angry, Have legitimate reasons to be so, and do not simply see the emotionally-frail and thereby see an easy … Continue reading Choose Light.