Dear My Oppressors
They/them

Graphic by Chris Ikonomou   Do you ever look at your reflection and have absolutely no fucking clue who the person is staring back at you?    Sometimes my reflection is a stranger Unfamiliar to me,  and the only thing…

Ad Altiora Tendo

Graphic by Angela Zheng  The power of a star The light The warmth The weight of worlds collapsing under their own greatness You stir that feeling in me Even space and time bend in awe It felt right from the…

Love Potion

Graphic by Vi  Summer break after my sophomore year of high school. It was the first time my parents left me home alone while they went on a trip. I was going to be alone for about a week, and…

Silence

Graphic by Ian Haliburton   We were watching a movie, And I had never felt more comfort Than with your body next to mine, With your arm around my waist.   Our bodies touched, My heart fluttered, And I was…

Over the Rainbow

graphics by Carmen Ngo In the civilized countries there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians. In the civilized countries there are no towns delicate as china, nor cities made of jewels. In the civilized countries there…

La Leyenda Real de La Llorona

Graphic by Shay Suban It is said that La Llorona weeps for her children, whom she drowned as revenge against her husband. She walks an ethereal plane, searching for their lost souls so that they may enter the afterlife. That…

Moon to Sun

You, and your effortless pull, The way all things come to you— Inexplicably, inevitably— And how eyes can only briefly glance your way As if taking in too much of you is a sin.   Us, and the way I’m…

Fuchsia

Graphic by Shay Suban Love was in the air, so Alicia packed up her laptop and some notebooks and evacuated the premises. She liked her roommate, and didn’t mind her roommate’s boyfriend visiting, but the two of them were inching…

The Wooing

Graphic by Jeanine Lee  This is a story about them. This story about them is a tribute to a story about “Them,” spoken on the community radio of a town whose location is unknown; yet the town has people who…