Poems 2016

  • 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 by alé Mercado for The Heart-Hive

    The Heart-Hive

    In darkness, the bees fill my head with their buzzing. A ceaseless fanning of wings, a clambering. And in fever pitch, my own wings begin to whir. I follow her in her waltz. The Honey Bee. Her purring wings a silver blur; With subtle movements she directs my flight, Weaving between skyscrapers of trees, rustling […]

  • Illustration by Ale Mercado for Net Traffick

    Net Traffick

    Brake light bites  Traffic stops information diverted   Started 31 years ago  Now we truly hit it  1984   People found the warning a bore  G-man 100 miles away  Checkin what I say  Blacklisted   It’s twisted  Nothing private  Paper and pen  Obsolete   More secure  32-bit encrypted  Nothing on them  Gaps in code  They slip right through it  […]

  • 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 […]