0 vote   7 readings 1 min
“Be careful going out,” we tell each of our daughters. “The freak show is in town.”
The snake charmers will think you one of their beasts.
The strongmen will toss and rip you [+]

0 vote   43 readings 1 min
He was the star of the show, making magic out of molecules
He always emphasized in was science, talked about the reasons for the reactions
But to me and my brother, it was always magic [+]

Runner up - Jury
PSU A Night at the Circus
0 vote   10 readings 3 min
It’s 3 am. My son is up for the second time for a bottle and diaper change. I’m exhausted, but it’s my night. My husband lies next to me, snoring obliviously. Tomorrow will be his night.
I [+]

1 vote   55 readings 5 min
As Mark, the most average of the Average Dudes, stepped out of the coffeeshop and into the watery spring sunlight, the world vanished around him.
In the dark, a crowd roared and the smell of sulfu [+]

0 vote   20 readings 1 min

Spring Time in Our Land

Rita Mazziol Marshall, ago

The long cold winter is finally over
As Spring peaks its head through the horizon
Daffodils, Tulips, Forsythia blanket the cover
As the earth becomes warm & unfrozen
All around us [+]

4 votes   77 readings 1 min

Give Me Relief

Isatou Singhateh, ago

The vigorous sound of nature stole my heart,
As I strolled quietly through the woods,
A fox as cunning as they come,
Looked at me with dread then roamed off without prompting,
The [+]

0 vote   15 readings 1 min

The Wind

Grace Hegarty, ago

It blows through your hair,
Without a care.
It rattles your house,
And it ruffles your
It moves the trees,
With great ease.
You can’t see it,
But it’s there.
The wind.

0 vote   33 readings 5 min


Lixing Zheng, ago

Hidden under the nake eyes of mysterious beings, nature flourishes with life. A seedling burst from the dirt with a sparkling sound.
“She’s up! She’s our last hope!”, cried a nearby [+]

0 vote   20 readings 3 min

The Garden of the Earth

Aidan Hearn, ago

The gates were opened so many years ago
To the Garden of the Earth.
The lock was broken and the gates flew open
The sun walked into the garden for the first time.
He drew a square [+]