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Category: The Creative Series

To My Glasses

A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ Anyone that wears vision-correcting tools can probably relate to this poem. There are times when you forget you even have glasses, yet […]

Inquisitive: Part 11

By Hassan Izzo I grasped for the only theory I had: If I did exactly what I did to start this whole thing off, maybe I’d get to see my […]

Receiving a True Insult

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ The really painful insults are the truths that hit you later and really ‘get under your skin’ as this poem tries to […]

Inquisitive: Part 10

By Hassan Izzo Shortly after, I stood at the front door. Dressed and ready to go, I psyched myself up to go out into the world. I had no intention […]

Two Stags

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I’ve always been enamored with the sight of wildlife in the cemetery behind my mother’s house. The dichotomy of lost life and […]

Inquisitive: Part 9

By Hassan Izzo The woman, or rather, my ‘mum’, looked pretty confused for a minute, before her chirpy disposition returned. “Unusual, but OK.” “Thanks…. mum.” Mum left the room and […]

In the Orange Sunset

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ The planet is one living, breathing organism. We are but one species in a vast world of life. Yet, we humans often […]

Inquisitive: Part 8

By Hassan Izzo Again I was taken aback by my grandmother’s anger. I studied the girl and tried to imagine what it would be like to live as a woman […]

Night Guard

 A poem by Chase Ambler                                                   […]

Inquisitive: Part 7

By Hassan Izzo I nodded in response. “It’s actually been seven days.” “Seven days?” “Yes.” I studied the woman opposite me. I’d only ever seen photographs of my grandmother and […]

Bangkok Beggars

 A poem by Chase Ambler Photo Credit: Dennis Thern ~ Reflection ~ It’s amazing to me how this poem started with one phrase and quickly blossomed into my favorite work. […]

Inquisitive: Part 6

By Hassan Izzo 9 At some point I had burst into tears and cried for what felt like an eternity. But now as I continued down this endless corridor, I […]

Foothills

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ This is just a fun “short” poem. I’ve always seen foothills as the little brothers of mountains. In any mountain landscape, there […]

Inquisitive: Part 5

By Hassan Izzo 7   “Say something.” I said, watching Kevin as he processed everything I had just told him. “I know it’s crazy but….” “I don’t think it’s crazy.” […]

No Cygnet for Sleep: 14

‘No Cygnet for Sleep’ contains strong language, sexual scenes, drug use, and gore. And Gaslight (2) By Jivan Ward I wait to hear my fate. Servers hum in dark. They […]

Inquisitive: Part 4

By Hassan Izzo The question came out in a whisper. Granddad didn’t acknowledge the question at all and I wondered if he’d heard me. I didn’t want to ask again […]