Teeth by M’shai Dash

It was the summer of 1999 in what was then called Chocolate City.  It was a sweltering season curated by music that sprang forth from the backyards, churches and ghettos east of the Anacostia River. Go Go music.  Drums for mating and drums for war. It vibrated around...

For Every Death by I. Grey

All profound love ends. Or so I’ve been told. As a child, I thought the most important thing in life was being happy, that one day I would find myself floating on waves of clarity with nothing but truth ahead. But the waves were stilled with doubt. Instead, I learned...

The Child Deep Inside by Thomas Young

I don’t know why I’m here today, it wasn’t in my plan, but here we are, just you and I, and I don’t understand. We haven’t talked in quite some time, I just can’t find the time, But I think about you often, you’ve been heavy on my mind. Everyone at home is well, the...

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…...