If — Fighting for a Future

“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being […] […]

The Leaves They Seek

The chirps and the beeps the black machine speaks Echo a nervousness around me. Away from the birds, and the leaves they seek, Away from hammocks under clouds and moss on the north side of trees, The black machine tries to fill me with voices from countries from people, With foods impossible to taste and […] […]

The Future They Forgot to Imagine

The termination of an expired concept ignites her The audacity they hold to deem her conceptions antiquated burns a desire into her to disprove that the future reigns us all Contemporary actualities, and even as far back as memories, drive her to layer new creations on a foundation of yesterday. It is the weight of […] […]

Deep Forest Eyes — KavaraStories

I was walking to the park On side walks and side streets Smiling at the drivers who passed me by Drivers who recoiled from a stranger’s unknown intentions I continued down the sidewalk Bushes and greenery bloom And from the midst of it all I heard a voice from behind the woods A child, bare, […] […]

Naturally Unapologetic — KavaraStories

She cannot apologize for her nature, Not when Earth doesn’t regret her own. She’s not sorry for the rain that leaves her eyes Or for the storm she craves after nights To restore her back Just below the breaking point. She’s not sorry for the art which resides within her, Tornadoes and hurricanes, Shredding ideals […] […]

The obscure word of the week is flagitious

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is flagitious. It means criminally evil, a word deriving from Middle English and thence Latin, ‘flagitium (‘a shameful crime’). Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this […] […]