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Between sheets and sleep

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor

June 23, 2014

Filed under The Back Page

the words become dust in my eyes, showing you what I carry with you, as you pry the heaving feeling from your chest how can I tell you, with only sheets between us in this bed how do you feel something much less than...

Beyond

by Sarah Gough

April 26, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Daily Aztec Stories, The Back Page

How did life become this complicated? Reality is simply the culmination of the end results of the circumstances we’re put in, the decisions we make, and the passage of time ultimately alerting those decisions. And all...

Enjoy the struggle/You mean the world to me

by Sarah Gough

April 21, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Enjoy the struggle I walked through a cemetery last night. Time became finite and simultaneously expanded into something beyond my understanding. I dreamt that the bulk of my life had passed by, As I stood in the back...

Staring in the face of defeat

by Sarah Gough

April 10, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Silence is a strange companion It makes one’s thoughts fill the vacancy it creates. These six walls that contain me, At times they seem so distant So far away And I feel so incredibly small. But other times...

Everyone and no one

by Sarah Gough

April 10, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Illuminate my darkness with the spark of something clear Dissipate the hazy cloud that encompasses my thought, Flood me with a comfort that destroys all traces of fear And remind me of what I’ve long forgot.   Take...

Fateful circumstances

by Kara Fergason

March 27, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Our toes dissolved beneath the wet, encasing sand Two unfamiliar hearts cast shadows in the dark For reasons untold by a baffling universe My spine ached acutely, fervently for your hands To memorize its ridges, to...

Our evening adventure

by Sarah Gough

March 6, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Tonight put on your Sunday best, My darling I’ll spare no expense. Please give me a reason to revive that little red dress Let time unfold naturally and we will see where it carries us Just you and I.   Let’s...

In a reality far away

by Sarah Gough

February 24, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

The noise from the TV is steady and distracting But it makes my head feel like it’s caving in.   I don’t know what this is, This aching insecurity, the uncertainty and unexplainable tears. I’m simply...