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Porcelain by Taylor Vu

To be beautiful. Delicate. Decorative. Never anything less. Appearance is value and value is existence. Silence and smiles never quite reach the eyes that shine so polished it exposes the eyes of the beholder who holds something so precious so fragile it must be hidden from reckless grasps. To sit

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The Abandoned by Meenakshy Balaraju

CONTENT WARNING: This fictional story contains scenes of physical and sexual violence. I was only twenty-two on that terrible day. Nobody cared why I did it. Instead, they were curious about who did it. And it’s hard for me to understand why I didn’t get a chance to explain. It

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Theodora and The Devil by Morrigan Bonegardener

She was a quiet child, always lost in the silent fields of fantasy while she gathered acorns with a perpetual furrow of thoughtfulness between her brown eyes. In a low lilting tune that was sad and happy all at once, her mother would sing to her of a peasant girl

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Climate Change of Cancer by Helen Paterson

I watched your body slowly putrefy as mutated B-cells Dispersed their alien poison into your pristine ecosystem Steeped in stress, a life out of your control. You ignored the initial warnings Denied the changing climate within The fire on your skin The flood across your landscape. The inescapable truth made

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Don’t Get Jaded by Karmelle Spence-Sing

The doctors are our age now. They may have white coats on sometimes, but they wear t-shirts, sneakers, and have youthful faces. Mostly men so far, but damn, these guys are nice. I don’t just mean good bedside manner, or whatever that expression is. I mean they are working to

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Where is Here by Jillian Cassar

Here is a space Tucked in the trees Where water flows freely and pure Children dance to the sounds of the wind Truth follows us The teachings of those who came before Are passed down Over and over Colours change as years pass Love flourishes and thrives Sunlight dances on

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lovesatmosphere by Jaden How

everyone you meet is a reflection of you. and just like everyone, you are deserving of extraordinary love. you are light, sunshine in your veins.you are a child of the universe. you are allowed to take up space. after all, you are stardust.you exist, and that is enough. you are worthy, an exceptional creature. like a

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Black Bear Review
We have a few more publications to share with you before we go on hiatus for the summer! "Porcelain" is a poem about impossible beauty standards, written by Taylor Vu. Taylor is from Rock Creek, BC, currently living in Castlegar to attend Selkirk College as a first-year student. She strives to finish her Associate of Arts degree before continuing on to a Bachelor of Arts. Much of her writing incorporates personal experiences or beliefs since that is where she draws her inspiration to write. Any time she can spare, Taylor will cozy down in her bed to read.You can read the poem here: blackbearreview.ca/writing/poetry/porcelain-by-taylor-vu/ See MoreSee Less
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