“You can save a million lives, but you can never tell someone that you can’t save theirs.”
That’s not right.
I glance up from the page I have been editing for fifteen minutes. “What?”
It’s his or hers, not theirs. You got it wrong again.
We stare at each other for a couple of awkward seconds before I scribble theirs and replace it with his or hers. “Better?” … More He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Kristine Wang
I step outside my building and put in my earbuds.
Everyone else does the same.
With headphones in, no one bothers each other.
We hear our own music instead of the life around us.
We’re in bubbles.
No one pops my bubble and I don’t dare pop anyone else’s. … More Walking through Manhattan by Satish Reginald
I dare you to open the door and take your first step outside,
allowing all your expectations to hide.
Let go of your need to be in control.
And simply take part in a leisurely stroll.
I dare you to inhale each breath as though it’s your last,
and take one step forward instead of living in the past.
Inhale the sights and sounds like it’s your last breath of air,
And learn to live without having a care. … More I dare you by Courtney Dodge
you are you and i am i.
we are ingrained in ourselves so deeply that
there is no other way for us to be:
you are always you and i am always i.
but at some points you take pieces of i
and i take pieces of you. … More you and i by Lauren Tavares
“Museum of feelings? More like the museum of waiting.” -Christina Marini on the WONY Facebook page.
At the end of the tree-lined pathway looms a massive white building. The tree trunks are plastered with flyers, fluttering in the coastline breeze, the building name glinting off the paper in silver: THE MUSEUM OF WAITING. … More The Museum of Waiting by Meghan Bennett
remember this shade of blue
remember that touch of pink
remember this streak of lavender
remember that wisp of white
what if my colors are different than yours?
if my red is your green
and your red is my yellow
would it still look the same? … More it won’t last for long by Elise LeMassena
In Battery Park with a line full of people,
Spiraling around and around like a new piece of pink cotton candy,
“How long will the wait be?”
Once we heard the dreaded three hours it was over.
Where would we go? … More What More Can You Get? by Christina Marini
St. Therese of Lisieux was quiet with burning love for Jesus Christ. After reading “I Believe in Love” by Fr. Jean C. J. d Elbée I learned what it means to love. St. Therese had the love of Jesus burning in her heart and wanted others to feel the same way.
What exactly is this love that Christ longs for us as Catholics to share? Love is complex and has many layers. I will only have privilege to discuss a few from this beautiful book. … More I Believe In Love by Christina Marini
BEER … More Beer by Elise LeMassena
I’ve been writing all over my hands lately. To do lists and doodles and lines of poems. The marks fade, and I add a new layer, then another, and another, until my hands are grey and my fingers cold and I’ve a Bic tattoo sleeve half up my arm.
Sometimes my hands are so covered I cannot read them. I wash my hands and scrub till the skin is red and shiny. I am speeding up the process of erasing you. … More Erasure by Meghan Bennett