Tag: Poetry

the summer you might see

Laura Fuentes Year: Junior Major: Film, TV, Digital Media Hometown: Fort Worth, TX   dress swaying in the garden counting monsters you take an open palm of soft familiar scales with untrimmed fingernails scratching your back like the chalk on the sidewalk   you know better than to cry but still you do and your milk teeth decay and your… Read more →

The Plop

Ashley Parks Year: Junior Major: Writing, Theater Hometown: Woodbridge, VA   Don’t you love those moments in the rain as you siphon your body  through the trees, usually rushing, in a fruitless race  to keep dry. your foot clomps down one more time  on the rain-soaked earth, fields of crystal-clear puddles,  concrete and asphalt cauldrons  and soon your socks are… Read more →


Ally Ameel Year: Junior Major: Electrical Engineering Hometown: Austin, TX   You’ve always been one of those people.                I want to  grab your arms and spin you around       like a child under      a tree of Christmas lights   maybe if you get dizzy                         your vision will blur into                         a dazzling display of colors                                     an image… Read more →


Rachel Sneed Class: Senior Major: Writing Hometown: Coppell, TX   Last semester…   Desk sitting fingers twirling clock ticking head whirling   Nap taker Netflix binger phone scroller pencil breaker   Procrastinator dead calculator parking violator college graduator   Unread emails blank pages tuition payments zero savings   Sunday scaries alarm snoozes classroom dozes deadline approaches   Day dreamer resume… Read more →

Behavioral Health

Michael Bennett Year: Senior Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Hometown: Arlington, TX     Dylan’s fingers scatter        over residential jigsaw pieces smelling antiseptic orange & gray   bone-legs crossed               When his hands find one               small & chipped     they scramble for its… Read more →

Pens ‘N Things

By: Ashley Parks Major: English and Theater Year: Junior Hometown: Woodbridge, VA   Click Clack Pressure Release Feel the streamlined plastic slither across the surface of your creped skin. Or maybe the other way around. Angles Planes Corners Curves Explore the many facets and faces to the heights of the eternal mountain. Inhale, until you can fully sniff out the… Read more →

Leisure Suit Lesbian

By: Annie Brenkus Major: Music Year: Senior Hometown: McKinney, TX   Leisure Suit Lesbian                           a valentine I want to grow old in Portland, and read poems in a coffee shop where they don’t serve cream. I want to smoke cigarettes inside, and treasure my old, broken things… Read more →

Lacey White Panties – A Tragedy

By: Paulette Watson Major: English Year: Senior Hometown: Alvarado, TX Lacey White Panties – A Tragedy A typical walk to my car interrupted by lacey white hipster panties laying abandoned on the seasoned sidewalk. Why are lacey panties deserted on the sidewalk? How does one even lose panties on a sidewalk? What if, the panties began to creep and crawl… Read more →

dissenters in the lawn

By: Mariah Gomez Major: English Year: Junior Hometown: San Antonio, TX   smooth concrete separates seas of mixed foliage, immaculate, buzzed forest fur, shoved into shapes: trapezoids, parallelograms, semi-circles, yet trios of blades stick out in the turf, swaying in wait, the lanky dissenters. groundcover swells in the pen, meticulously molded by machines into level sheets, yet littered with taller… Read more →

An Ode to Rome

By: Lauren Working Major: Communication Studies, Writing Minor Year: Senior Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR   I miss you. I miss the way the streets reeked of lukewarm Peroni after a Thursday night romp around the town until the sun rose again. I miss the way your buildings looked as if they could be brought to their knees with a single… Read more →