Paws & Pens: Messiah

I douse myself in fuel, Every square inch, Covered. Light a match, Hold it to my skin. It doesn’t take long to catch fire. Does it hurt? Beauty is pain, And I hurt every time Their eyes find me, If-looks-could-kill. Burning, Ablaze, The blistering agony As my skin deforms, Crackling like embers. I melt, And…

Paws & Pens: Eighth

Seven wonders of the world,But I’m not satisfied.All of them, crumbling in the pages of history.Time passes but they are paralyzed-Standing. Withstanding. Until they erode intoThe crevices, the alcovesOf the outgrown. Seven wonders of the world,From Alexandria to Babylon butWhere do they goWhen memory drives them to fiction?What do I knowIf even God is practicing…

Paws & Pens: Dear You

Student Submission from Thomas grade 11 Through the pain of it all, we grow. Through the failure of it all, we know. We learn, we break, we heal our bones. There may be words spoken by those of importance, But at the end of the day, it is not others that form us. We shape ourselves. Our past memories linger…