For Princess Miah

by Mark Kodama I am a ballerina dancing in the sky,Looking down at my audience from on high.I rule from a castle at the edge of the woods,Where the house of Hansel and Gretel once stood. I have one thousand and one peppermint soldiers,Who follow my each and every order.Pirates, sharks and ruffians beware,I will […]

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Do What It Takes

by J. Niziolek We will not be defined by the struggles we are facing.The distance between us has always been like a paper airplane.It seems like the miles will soar on for forever, but soon we will find ourselves landing in the same spot we’re supposed to be before the air stops lifting the paper […]

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The Clothes We Try On

by Vivian The men and woman try each other onCasually, like suits, rejecting those that do not fit.The clothes that fit the body snugComplimenting the curves and concave stomachs He was here to stay, but only for the seasonShe found one that fits, one that compliments her eyesHe was just to wear a couple times […]

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Hunger Calls

by Vivian As a child, they could not keep me from that cupboard. During nights when the air is still, so dead you could hear a pin drop. A slight crack in the door and out peaks a little eye. The hinges scream in tune to the sound of floorboards moaning. I float past those […]

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Las Vegas Tales VII

The Poetry Contest by Mark Kodama  The travelers gathered at the Greyhound bus station in Los Angeles, California. An art movie house, once part of the old MGM Studios across the street, featured The Leopard and Sea Wolf.  A large granite stone statue of Julius Caesar cast its giant shadow over a small greenish copper […]

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Drifting Away

by Tylia L. Flores Sitting here in my wheelchair, Staring at our pictures on the wall, Thinking about how much we’ve changed. Drifting away like a boat out at sea, I guess that’s what happens when you start to love young, people change and their paths begin to change. It’s hard for me to see […]

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Summer Daze, Summer Haze

by Vivian The sun blasts through the window. Hazy rays of light illuminating Through the translucent pink curtains. Specks of light fall through green leaves and little eyelids. Little legs run through fresh-cut greens. Silky grass grazes through little toes and tickles little armpits. The warm air kisses the tips of little foreheads and flat […]

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