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 fr…

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 on the …

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 flutte…

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 …

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 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 peop…

Unseen

I am unseen, unspoken, unknown.   I sing with the tongue of a liar, for even I will not give voice to that precious truth which lives behind the softness of this face, behind the contours of this…

mathematical

I know you don’t really like math but I like you and I don’t understand that in any other language   fibonacci’s number creates the golden spiral it is found in sunflowers, succulents, shells &nb…