The Absence of Love is Suffocating

This body burns with the need to gasp and pull it into these lungs

Feeling it in every fiber of this flesh incased ghost.

Echos of Night

Echos of Night By Rose Bence Your voice is like poetry dripping with molasses. Like standing at the cusp of an Irish sea cliff, bungee cord crisscrossed about my waist. Do I tremble at the cold? The fear? Or is it something more… ? Are you something more; more than the whispers of a passing…

H-O-M-E

Your arms are the arms of the letter “H” as you wrap tightly about my waist, kissing my ear as I say “O.”

Cigarettes

Cigarettes By Rose Bence   My friend likes the smell of cigarettes The nicotine teases her nose The burning ends of people’s regrets   As we watch the spinning of roulettes Smoke, intertwining into clothes My friend likes the smell of cigarettes   The men sitting there, sweats Over and over complaining of their woes…

Closure

Closure By Rose Bence   You Burned me and carved your initials Into my poetry And the ashes are Still swirling years later   My pen chases echoes of hashtags and art Raging and still not burning out I’m still waiting for the flame from matchstick to finger But nothing is catching   My ink…

Remember, Remember the month of November

For some of us, November is a big month, for me especially thanks to my job. For others, it’s college application time. Hopefully, you’re aware of this already. If you’re not, step on it and save some money. How to make your application stand out. No matter what stage you’re at in your life, whether…

The Importance of College Clubs

I cannot stress how important it is to become active in a writing/reading focused college club. I constantly hear how an English degree is useless outside of academics and honestly, it can be, when you fail to employ your skills. My first year of college consisted of me simply going to and from class. I…