CURRENT ISSUE - 3.1
WRITE THE WORLD WEBSITE
WHEN THE BLACK KIDS GO MISSING
by EDWIGE GHEMBESALU (United States)
They tell us to put our hands up. Then, they ask us why we moved. Sister, that is why they shoot. Because we move.
COMMON THREADS OF BROKEN BONES AND LOSS OF INNOCENCE
by FIONA MADSEN (United States)
I am coming of age in a world that doesn't make sense to me. I will turn eighteen quietly, without a party, without my extended family.
MEMORIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED
by ARI (United States)
In the jungles of Aklan stands a statue of a man I've never met.
Stands a monument to a face I've never seen.
by LYAT MELESE (United States)
Change is unexpected.
Like the day I was told we were moving to America.
DON'T YOU SWAT AT A FLY
by ARIA MALLARE (United States)
Don't you swat at a fly.
Don't you mindlessly shoot that harmless creature to the ground.
by CAROLINE DINH (United States)
Sometimes I like to collapse infinity
into a single point in time I label "now."
by KAREN UMEORA (United States)
My mom got me a goldfish. I didn't even want it. She told me it'd teach me diligence.
by KATE GARDNER (United States)
And the sea has many teeth, far more than I. But if we are one
then I have all the same teeth as the sea, then it has the same teeth as I.
WALTZ ANOTHER NIGHT AWAY
by AIKA ADAMSON (United States)
The night comes with a special kind of softness,
where the music swells.
A MEXICAN TWIN / GEMELO MEXICANO
by ASHTON PERFECTO (United States)
I am an American boy
with a Mexican twin.
by HUYENTRAN NGOMAI (United States)
There was a girl in class that Rose really wanted to play with, but she didn't know what to say.
by MAY ZHENG (United States)
Air sticks to my skin,
like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists