To Those in the Present (Which is to Say My Past) Who Have Not Yet Surrendered Themselves to the Future: A Revelation

By Jessy Wallach, TIWP Student I am one of the few in my generation. The Last Generation, we are called, a play on the Lost Generation, but a truth in its own right. There will be others after us, here and there, rarities, but we are the final group concise enough to be labeled a […]

Waldeinsamkeit

*Waldeinsamkeit is a German word for the feeling of peace and connection when you are alone in nature. By Jessy Wallach, TIWP Student There is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Loneliness is truly empty, but aloneness is allowing yourself to fill up the space around you. For example, walking through the park […]

TOXIC

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student I think I figured it out.FinallyFinallyI think I figured you out.Last week I remembered the word toxicAnd it didn’t fit you.TOXICMeans tequila that doesn’t go downMeans bile in my throatMeans dad yelling at meMeans my trash bin when it’s that time of the monthMeans dirtyMeans wrongBut not you.Never you.Toxic is […]

Happy Thots

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student Before I met youI had pretty much given upOn BFF’sAnd friendship braceletsAnd promises about how we’d never fight.I’d been scarred so much,This doesn’t feel right,I’m almost there but just Not Quite. And I read a book the other dayAnd this girlShe loved her friend so muchThat she said“I love you”With […]

The Wonders of Writing

By Audrey Howard, TIWP Student At times the words flowfreely and at libertyat other timesthe words come like dew droplets in a land plagued by droughtlike trying to drink from a bare, dry, desolate wellthey can be gloriousshouts of prevailing victorya story incomparably divinepoetry simply wondourousenrapturingheavenly delightful, captivating, enthrallingthey can be bittershouts of losecries stemmed […]

Before “The Time Girl”

By Audrey Howard, TIWP Student All around her, ruins of the city, craters miles big, smoke clouds clogging the air, buildings ablaze. Then she looked behind herself, a girl, her hair was tangled and dirty, her clothes ripped, her legs bleeding under stones, and her arms scarred, and yet her eyes were hopeful, this girl […]

Too Much

By Maeve Clinger, TIWP Student sometimes i feel my voice is too loud, that it echoes for miles and miles and those around me cover their ears. i feel i am too… much for everybody, too bright, too big,  i am taking up space that is not mine to take. the universe is so big, […]

Melting Clock

By Maeve Clinger, TIWP Student days go by and by i can’t remember what day it is or what year it is where i am where i was where i will be  everything fades in and out conversations  they say  “where did you go?” “are you even listening to me?” “where is your mind!?” to […]

Halloween

By Maeve Clinger, TIWP Student “c’mon guys!” your friends call.you walk into the pumpkin patch.its dark, the only light is from the full moon.you hear whispers,but a part of you doesn’t think its from your group.the bravest are in the front, the timid ones in the back.halloween is the one night when the patch is closedbut you […]

You = Everything

By Maeve Clinger, TIWP Student i will miss you like the sun misses the stars because i think i have figured it out i am allergic to all people, all people except you. i will bring you down like rain heaving clouds because i hold on too tight and instead of drifting away i am […]