I’m Here

By Riley Faust, TIWP Student I heard it before I saw it.  Not the crackling, lively sound of fire feeding on wood, but the screaming. The agony conveyed in loud, harsh sounds from the back of someone’s throat. The sound of panicked footsteps running over creaking planks. A name shouted from safety, begging its owner […]

For What It’s Worth

By Sarah Inouye, TIWP Alumna for what it’s worthi haven’t spent a single daywithout being enamored by howthe hills look like kneesbent and leisurely and for what it’s worthi love the tiny labyrinth of the japanese marketand the weary old man in iowawho kisses his wife’s knuckles and does the crosswordi love the bart train […]

Regrets

By Olivia Falk, TIWP Student The first year of high school?It’s overwhelming, but don’t let it drown youIn the moment it might feel hard to let goI knowBut don’t box yourself in like I didToo preoccupied with homework, no time to talk, my patience ran thinBecause my programming said priorities before peopleBefore experiences, fun, laughingBefore […]

Simple Givings

By Olivia Falk, TIWP Student I just can’t get it rightToo much of that spice, not enough of the otherMy soup lacks the heat that makes my mouth tingle yet doesn’t stop me from taking another generous biteMy meat is chewy and tough, yours practically melted in my mouthJust by picking it up, it would […]

Look Don’t Tell

By Olivia Falk, TIWP Student Cerulean eyes and messy dyed hair to a face overtaken with large framed glasses, who everyone assumes the worst of, they just don’t see himA face overtaken with large framed glasses to a strawberry-blonde in a bold, monochromatic outfit that exudes confidence, who hides her shaking handsA strawberry-blonde to a […]

Something Still

By Harper McIntyre, TIWP Student The motion of the wavesmoved with the momentum of the momentIt seemed perfect yet flawedThe way the tide poured into my poor soulthe way the wind blew my mind away and left me breathlessI drowned in my dreams that drained my thoughtsand led me to you

Broken Clocks

By Harper McIntyre, TIWP Student I am a match ready to be litI am a puzzle waiting to be solvedI embrace my own emptinesstill my emptiness hastily dissolvesI am lost in the world I createdto keep me content while I’m still herecause this world can start to get frighteningwhen you base it off all of […]

Intervals of Joy

By Harper McIntyre, TIWP Student A dried up creeklike the intervals in joywe found silencewe found stillnesswe found greatness in our empty eyesour empty handsour empty heartsbut now the emptiness is goneand so is “we”but in this new tributary called “moving on”I’ve found more greatnessaccompanied with its usual emptinessjust a little less with only half […]

Time

By, Harper McIntyre, TIWP Student I am lost in the world I createdto keep me content while I am still here’cause this world can start to get frighteningwhen you base it off all of your fearsThough I am grateful for all of the good times,and even more for those that were badI will pass time […]

Match Ready

By Harper McIntyre, TIWP Student I am a match ready to be litI am a puzzle waiting to be solvedI embrace my own emptinesstill my emptiness hastily dissolvesI am lost in the world I createdto keep me content while I’m still herecause this world can start to get frighteningwhen you base it off all of […]