O Evangelina

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Issue II: Fall 2009

by Asma Berri Age 6 O Evangelina I think you like to wear blue a lot, And you’re my best friend. When I have a party, I think I will invite you. When we have star students, You draw very good pictures. I like your hair because it’s brown. Do you like balloons? And you […]

Mountaineering Lesson

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Issue II: Fall 2009

by Ralph Gray Going up a mountain? You start by deciding you’d rather stay in bed – until the sun, squirts into your tired eyes, shredding your formerly protective darkness. You start a debate: stay in bed?…..but what to tell friends who expect photographic proof of conquered heights?……..and besides, there’s all that money spent….. Come […]

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This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Issue II: Fall 2009

by Shatina McCall To my shining star the one I cherish the most, Let the moon glow and the star shine. Let the night breeze smooth you to sleep. When you wake let the morning breeze brush against your skin as the sunshine embrace you, let the sun shower rain ease your pain away as […]

I Have Walked In Rain

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Issue II: Fall 2009

by Jessica N. I have walked out in rain only to inject my vein. I have walked back in rain begging for some change. I have walked out in rain just to feel another blow to my face. I have walked back in rain just to become more insane. I have walked out in rain […]

Stunning Memories

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Issue II: Fall 2009

by Eileen D. Kelly As usual, Rose ran to catch the four-forty-five bus after work. Today was different though; it was her last day at St. Raphael’s hospital. She was retiring, finally. An ambulance howled as it passed her bus, the scream winding down and down, then stopping at the emergency room door. I’m glad […]