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A Looking Glass

A shattered glass’ reflection holds such truths. Photo found on Pinterest.
December 13, 2020

Oh my love,  A shattered glass’ reflection holds such truths. I’ve looked into the looking glass and found nothing awaits for me I must go now, into that nothingness.   I won't...

Perception of Rain

The dark clouds roll over a town as everyone waits for the clear skies to return. Photo from
November 2, 2020

Perception of Rain    The Sky remains an interesting thing One day it is blue The next it’s grey When the sky is blue Everyone stays out to play   The sky remains quiet  Listening...

A Boy and His Bird

“The two were dark and light. Black and white. Yin and Yang.”
December 20, 2017

There are two things to remember about for this story: it’s about an ill-fated boy and the bird. The boy had dangerous silver eyes, hair like a raven’s feathers and dark clothes which were strange,...


The shattered area around the heart resembles the damage that has already occurred, and can no longer be repaired. The heart is unscathed because through the hardships, there is still hope that everything will be alright.
May 15, 2017

Done Clocks are ticking Time is running out A rush of blood to the head occurs as I scramble to find reason in this madness I’m lost without you But you don’t seem to care You helped...

A Misfortunate Excursion

The atmosphere had shifted so quickly that it nearly knocked the wind from Alonzo’s lungs.  He was vividly aware of each breath he took, and the sounds around him suddenly seemed amplified immensely.  The waves and the cries of the gulls crashed through his mind with rugged insistence.
October 14, 2016

Foamy green sloshed across the deck, propelled by the boat’s precarious tilting against the waves.  Rain pelted down as if eager to aid in the vessel’s destruction.  The wooden planks creaked worryingly,...

The Choice

May 10, 2016

You are all alone in a tunnel, and all you remember, or know, is you must keep walking. The cave you reside in appears to be as black as night, with shadows an emptiness resembling a ghost town. The walls...

Other Side of the Mirror

Perhaps it was only a flash, a trick of weary eyes, but he was almost certain that he had seen something...wrong.
March 28, 2016

The moon hung lazily in the sky, barely illuminating the sheer cliffside and dark pines far below.  Shadows posed in eerie battle stances, their forms grotesque as they shifted with the wind.  He had...

In Oblivion

The road ahead of you may be seemingly empty and alone, but never lose hope. Stand up when you fall and keep moving when you cannot keep going.
January 27, 2016

There is so much soul And so much passion In so many beautiful things. Beautiful and dark. Trying to draw my feelings, They always end up dark And empty: One singular thing All...

Lower Ninth Ward

People roam the streets of Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana enjoying the day before the afternoon storm.
February 10, 2015

Everything was calm in the outskirts of New Orleans. The weeds in between the cracked pavement were enjoying their day, standing tall, and the clouds lethargically lay out in front of the sun. Tiana enjoyed...


November 13, 2014

Lips stitched together by invisible thread, (his) words secluded, His (mind) is abysmal, dark and dank. His sanity (is) warped, twisted like the mangled arms of dead trees, Filled with the recesses...

“Death’s Individuality”

Everyone’s death will be decided individually. One cannot choose the death they get, but they can choose the one they deserve.
October 31, 2014

Obscurity Surrounded by death He lay soundly In living Hell Scorching flames Illuminating He will not forget Screams Surrounded by agony She lay soundly Passionate flames Frightening She...

Edgar Allan Poe

Senior Cristian Guzman loves to read Poe’s collection of writings in a dark setting. It adds to the gothic features of the stories. “My favorite Poe piece has to be The Tell-Tale Heart. It shows how guilt can drive you insane,” he said.
October 23, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe is literary legend whose work is known for its dark nature. Poe’s literature which includes mysterious and gothic features are perfect for this time of year. Although, Poe’s work was...

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