Hope by Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Swallow my sadnesslike it is a pill.Exposing my heartI stumble, it spills. Swift hollow dulled pain,consuming my chest.My smile shining bright,inside I need rest. Shadow of my soulhaunts me to the core.The more I receivefurther, I deplore. Wallow in dim pride,a well-disguised ploy.To keep worries far,behave like a toy. Mirrored reflection,intently I stare.See my younger…

Joy by Britta Benson

I wander where wi-fi is not and signal bars fade into endless horizons. When no one can reach me dark blossoms in my soul dare to start their unfurl. First tentatively, stretching, a wiggle of reconnaissance, then bursting into flames not even the rain can hide for there is no tomorrow. Today, I am my…

Slope Point by Tea Solon

as the trees at Slope Point that had to endure the violent winds and heavy rains more times than the ripping of calendars allow so that they twist themselves to wherever the gust leads them in order not to get uprooted or die, so are you, my friend, need to stay rooted no matter the…