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  • Illustration by Ale Mercado for Have a Moment

    Have A Moment

    Have a moment, Take one, Swap whatever’s your dear Whatever’s near, Give it here and I’ll give you a moment Feel it In your hands, Grip it tight, Don’t let it slip, Use all your might to keep it, Cuz it’ll soar away and away what a sight. I once had a moment , I […]

  • Illustration by Ale Mercado for Gay

    Gay

    I’m Gay, get over it, Your words won’t hurt me no longer. You can’t change the way I am, I’m just me! If you don’t like me, tough, That’s really not my problem! I can’t help being me! In fact, I’m proud. I’m proud of myself – All those months ago, When I came out […]

  • Illustration by alé Mercado for Little Nothings Poem

    Little Nothings

    My favorite moments aren’t significant at all. It’s rolling over in the morning to see you lying there, trips to the grocery store, you lying on the floor with your head in my lap while we listen to music. I read my books and you play video games or surf the Internet and we don’t […]

  • illustration by Ale Mercado for poem Fixed

    Fixed

    We are shunned and made to believe That the world is not as bright as we would like to perceive. That the silver lining is just a trick of the eyes, That anything pure is tainted with lies. Cover my mouth with a sticker labelled child, I said they lived happily ever after, and I […]

  • illustration by Ale Mercado for Inside by Andi Emilian Iftime

    Inside

    Inside, there is fear. Shadows surround me, the vultures circle. Inside, there is silence. Quiet whispers of woe, locked within me. Inside, there is pain. Their echoes leap at me, sharp as spears. Inside, there is darkness. Surrounded, circled – and alone.

  • Image by Ale Mercado for Where did everybody go

    Where Did Everybody Go

      In places in places I used to call home. Now I’m all alone In a place I don’t even know. My house is now full of objects. Not memories. In my home there is a bath and in my house there is a grave. I reach my legs off the bed to find an empty space. […]

  • Girls illustration by Ale Mercado

    Girls

    I’m a girl; so what I’m not allowed to play sport anymore?  Or you think girls lives aren’t as good as yours?  Girls are strong, girls are powerful,  In fact we make this world quite wonderful.  Think about it; without girls the human race would die out,  Our world wouldn’t have been as great as […]

  • Illustration for Internal Garden

    Internal Garden

      My soul is a rusting flower And when its harvest yields I find myself drowning In these horribly beautiful fields Of gold, and pain, and laughter Across torn grins; my soul Paints brilliantly with these flowers That refuse to devour that cold I feel: that rare, confused beauty Writhing behind brilliant eyes My soul […]