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Drunken Review: “Kiss” By Dekker And Healy

When Shauna McAllister returns to her childhood home to recover from a car accident that left her in a coma and wiped out six months of her memory, her estranged father and abusive stepmother blame her for the tragedy, which has left her beloved brother severely brain damaged, but Shauna leans on Wayne Spade, a forgotten but hopeful lover who stays by her side, as she attempts to sort out what happened that night.

Poetry Classics: Dover Beach, By Matthew Arnold

"Dover Beach" is a lyric poem by the English poet Matthew Arnold. It was first published in 1867 in the collection New Poems, but surviving notes indicate its composition may have begun as early as 1849. The most likely date is 1851.

The City

The city has the power to beat you down, to hurt you, to destroy you. After a while, you no longer have the ability to tell wrong from right. And that's when it devours you.

All I Do Is Fall

Sudden losses and the floor - my Earth goes out away from me from beneath my feet...

Poetry Classics: The Dead Man Walking, By Thomas Hardy

"The Dead Man Walking" is a lyric poem centering despair and pessimism. A lyric poem presents the author's imaginative or emotional response to a person, a place, a thing, an event, or an idea. Unlike a narrative poem, a lyric poem does not tell a story.

Life Isn’t So Bad, Is It?

Just because things aren't going well in your life at the moment doesn't mean they won't improve. And most likely, someone out there has it way worse than you. Which begs the question, life isn't so bad, is it?

Next To Me

Sometimes all we need to get through this life is each other.

Poetry Classics: London, By William Blake

London is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Experience in 1794. It is one of the few poems in Songs of Experience that does not have a corresponding poem in Songs of Innocence.

A Broken Icarus

Without someone to pull us back, we're all susceptible to flying too close to the sun.

Vote With A Bullet

This piece isn't about taking sides on the gun debate. It's about paying attention to who is profiting off of gun violence.