“Farewell,” by Tyler J.
Dedicated to all those melancholic folks
who have fishhooks in their hearts,
and to Time, who heals all.
Goodbye forever, and farewell.
The tides have changed and my boat
has caught the wrong wave.
Photos by Summer Rose.
“Whoever I Please,” by Téa S.
I am not a whore
I am a woman
Whoever I want to be
In clothes that make me feel good
Clothes that I think look good
And clothes that I enjoy
I was not raised with the idea that:
If you wear short shorts
You’re a skank
Because trust me, honey
The only one in bed with me is
Téa S. started writing on a more serious level in the 6th grade and typically writes poetry and creative writing. They believe writing is an outlet for emotions that would usually tear people apart. “I don’t feel like writing should be without sadness,” Téa said.
Anela W. enjoys photography, especially nature. She has been into photography for four years now. “It’s a way to capture moments in life that is hard to see without photographing it,” Anela said. She does not, however, like taking photos of people. “It’s too popular. We see models often on a billboards, but not pictures of beautiful things like changing trees or forests. I also love taking pictures of historic items like buildings and artifacts.”
Iris enjoys the nighttime, chamomile tea, cats, listening to music while dramatically staring out a window, actual rocks, dreaming big, and baked goods. She occasionally writes for fun, but also to consolidate the many things bouncing around in her head, to process the hardships of life, and to count her blessings. Iris can only hope her writing will help others in their own journeys.
“Innocence Depends on Perspective,” was done with Copic markers, pencil, Sharpie, and white gel pen.
Photos by Allie R..