A Letter to a Friend

  Although our time was brief, I hope that our friendship will last. I remember Niki asking me when our friendship had bonded. She asked if it was the first day I met you. The time when the royal palace wouldn’t let you in because your shoulders were showing and I had decided to stay [...]

To the Man I love

Please don’t be like lightning You came by so quickly, so intense, and so bright But, I’m afraid: just as fast as you came, you will go And, there, you will leave me in the darkness.

Folk Group: Alchemists

An essay by Natalie Desantiago About: Who are alchemists? What is alchemy? A brief history of Alchemy. How alchemists form a folk group. Folklore of alchemists. I recall unpleasant summer evenings in my stifled room: unpleasant because the arid air seemed to snatch away my breath, unpleasant because I didn’t want to leave my room to face my [...]


Poetry Challenge III  I often find myself running in circles Exhausting the path; ragged and worn out heels. I’ve been trapped in a water wheel: I can’t seem to get past this hurdle Underwater: spinning and repeating I’m wandering. But, where am I going?