I don’t believe in God
I believe in the Keeper of the Stars
The thought of the conception of the universe
We are constantly being tested
Have come close to […]
Eyes drift open
Yawns fly from my lips with a buzz
My arms stretch the lengths of the earth
And it’s time to go
Car gulping down gas
My map tattooed into my skin
Icy water ready at a […]
Misty gold peers over the mountains
The grass cold and glimmering with morning dew
Small details so meaningful and fulfilling
Away from the city
Away from all the pain
Just me and my […]
To this day I don’t know what you think of me at all. We met under life-altering circumstances, for me at least. We didn’t start this dance until about a few months later. It lasts around a year, maybe […]
The country is burning
Brown skin a death sentence
Children locked in cages
No justice for the wronged
Fascists in power
Simple-minded individuals screaming about masks
And you ask me if […]
This is my grandmother’s recipe, so bear with me
1 tsp of sheer dumb luck
2 tbsp of a winning smile
1 and 1/2 tbsp nicotine addiction
1 cup of blatant disregard of those around him
2 cups […]
Alone in a world unfamiliar
Searching for family in a sea of strangers
Jane, her new name, doesn’t sound right in her mouth
Life churning and growing in her
Life in Korea still going, like she never […]
Such a powerful poem packed with emotion. Wonderful!
Is Jane the grandmother?
My heart WANTS the granddaughter to be able to speak to her grandmother…this is a lovely poem…meaningful…the pickled garlic cloves are a wonderful touch…
she was my grandmother, came here from korea when she was a young adult. she was a badass woman <3
Hello all! I’m Courtney. I’m 20 years old and have been writing since I could pick up a pen. This is my second time participating in the poetry marathon and I’m super excited. I’m definitely coming in more […]
With the words of Mercury and Bowie, how were we supposed to stay tame?
Bigger hair, parties, dreams.
Drugs and drugs and drugs galore.
Dancing until our feet take control and walk us home […]
Stuck in the middle of things,
I just want to be a kid.
The air is still not right.
Grass on the hills peak out slowly, then boom.
Or should I say, bloom?
Heavy rains uncover.
Crispy foundation, a ghost of a house lost.
Still, the scent […]
In high school, I played Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web.
I didn’t like spiders at all, they gave me the heeby-jeebies.
Still, I was grateful for the role.
It was small, simple, a kid’s play.
An hours […]
Let us go then, you and I,
Yellow smoke that chokes,
“Do I dare?” and “Do I dare?”
It has been decided, we will create Earth.
“How shall we proceed?”
Start with a good sized Star, not too big.
Bright and nourishing.
The process was swift, a sprinkling of s […]
Dear Dad in 1999,
By this time you know that I’m coming, you’re probably excited. Well, I hope you’re excited. It will fade. Still thinking about names? I think you could’ve done better than ‘Courtney.’ I hope […]
Board, shake your umbrella dry.
Find a seat.
Voices drown out the trickling rain.
Streetlights illuminate the bus, casting shadows.
Strangers squeeze together.
Everyone wearing Hot Breath No. […]
Tears blur the lights shining on the street.
Perhaps the rain gutters will catch the overflow.
Each breath is matched with a step, the further I get, the easier it will become.
Keys jingle, leashes […]
We call this meeting to order, the council of the stars.
Leave your galaxies behind, we have a serious matter to discuss.
A proposal, a new planet, Earth.
“What will they give us, what’ll be its p […]
Dirt beneath my feet, rocks poking my toes.
Cold air, fresh.
Trees tower above, their leaves vast and wild.
Their ancestors of the past crunch beneath.
No one ar […]
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