POEM: What Was the Final Straw?

________________________________________________ THE WHITE SOCKS BALLED ON THE FLOOR. THE COFFEE CUP, DIRTY ON THE COUNTER. THE LILIES DYING IN THEIR VASE. THE PHOTO ALBUMS IN THE CABINET, UNFILLED. THE THREE UNANSWERED VOICEMAILS. THE TOWEL, WET NEXT TO THE SHOWER. THE LOVE NOTE FORGOTTEN ON THE FRIDGE. 
THE CHRISTMAS CARD NEVER SENT. 
THE DATE NIGHT THAT … More POEM: What Was the Final Straw?

Halloween Is Coming!

By Xuanyan Ouyang Look, Mario is on Prospect Avenue! Photo Courtesy of Xuanyan Ouyang Maybe nobody knows why he’s here with a sign reads “Honk if you love Halloween.” But anyway, honk him because he has ignited our enthusiasm for Halloween. Also, check out spooky dinners this Thursday, Oct. 29 at ISR, Busey Evans, LAR, Peabody and … More Halloween Is Coming!

Chocolate on Halloween

By Hina Gupta Halloween is over, and you ate all the candy One last piece of dark cranberry chocolate in your hand The greasy chocolate melts in your palms Hideous, sweaty and neglected Black gravel wet and damp, stuck on the fingers, From holding the bag too long Fruit flies surround it like the leftover … More Chocolate on Halloween