Love Trap by Lotte Roy

What magic transpires when in the grip of the puppet-meister… What sucked me in?   What pulled me tight? What trapped my mind, believing that this was right… An escape, my way out…how delicious it tasted, How susceptible was my spirit to the conundrum awaiting…...

Inferno by Anne McMullen Peffer

The author wishes to note that this poem was inspired by Litany, by Mahogany L. Browne INFERNO Today I am a Mormon Woman in New England   & I am singing pioneer trail songs like lullabies.   They sound like:           The mothers walked in thick and heavy skirts —...

Artwork Abstraction by Darshita Jain

Stats say, one in every three girls will have experienced rape or sexual abuse in their lives I am one of three daughters. For most of my life, I have been told I am a work of art My body a work of art a canvas, stretched far apart, White. Clean. Pristine. My body is...

Protection by Starr Davis

(Ma ma) sleeps          with a knife    under her pillow   (her dreams are                   (safer than mines)             I grabbed a butter            knife, put it  inside            my pillowcase               dreamed a man         climbed inside my window     ...