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Baby Boy

Poetry | Apr.27, 2017

Baby Boy

Photo courtesy of Alamy.com Matt Farrell ’17 “I grew up on the Southside.” We first meet a young baby boy, bright-eyed, Beautiful black skin seeing the world for the first time. His parents looked at each other and knew of…

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Portfolio | Apr.28, 2016

Three Sisters

by Ariana Pasquantonio ’16 Portfolio Staff Spin Three nights after the baby is born, she gets to work.  She’s not dressed in rags but clad in white, her hair glows gray, electric.  She sits down at the loom, eyes closed,…

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Portfolio | Apr.28, 2016

Pocket Poems, Series 6: Special Haiku Edition

Doorways to Other Worlds We all find exits. As if illuminated We are drawn like flies. by Matt Farrell ’17 Portfolio Staff Happiness for me Yesterday’s tears long dried up I like this new me. by Clara Howard  ’19 Portfolio Staff We…

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Portfolio | Apr.28, 2016

Viola Sororia

by Branan Durbin ’16 Portfolio Editor Emeritus Trumpets of purple, scattered, a small symphony. Are they announcing, celebrating the wonder of a minute moment of harmony? They spread wide, as though each corner of the globe should be covered in…

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Portfolio | Apr.21, 2016

Pocket Poems, Series 5

Thankful Wit and a ball Just as a man who knows only solitude, cannot appreciate society the deaf who know not of noise can also not know peace. Without our affairs, I could not have ever known, the comfort of…

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Portfolio | Apr.14, 2016

By the Fire

by Kate Mechem ’17 Portfolio Staff sorry for your troubles, they tell him. they don’t need him, ashamed of himself, dragging around like a common beggar. he’s sorry for his troubles. he smiles at me, I smile back. our lovely…

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Portfolio | Apr.14, 2016

Love in the Tension

by Branan Durbin ’16 Portfolio Editor I’ve forgotten the paper that led me here, the exhales and smoke wisps of ideas and inspirations— I’ve allowed to fall and fade into the background networks of sinews holding together my tension-bound muscles…

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Portfolio | Apr.07, 2016

And Counting

by Abigail S. Henry ’16 Portfolio Staff That makes three hundred and forty nine times. I’ve said it in every language I know and a few I don’t. I’ve whispered it like a secret into my pillow. I’ve hummed it…

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Portfolio | Mar.10, 2016

Gothic Tranquility

by Kate Mechem ’17 Portfolio Staff tormented but brilliant. like an old familiar destination, you have made the journey here before. like angst before death. moments hanging from a high beam. young victims: insecurity, clear notions of what they hate.…

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Portfolio | Mar.10, 2016

A Night Out

by Matthew Farrell ’17 Portfolio Staff Shadow craves life, Hollow shell of former self, Ego crushed, Membrane severed, Brain swells, Thoughts race in broken conscience, Bruises appear as apparitions, Nothing but a ghost with no spirit, A body caught the…

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