Behind the Poems: The Crayola Dance

Welcome to the next installment of my series “Behind the Poems.” You can read the other posts here. “The Crayola Dance” is the last piece published in The Cypress Dome, UCF’s literary journal. As you can see from above, I am not an HTML coder and cannot properly display the poem but this is closeContinue reading “Behind the Poems: The Crayola Dance”

Behind the Poems: D Major

Welcome to the next installment of my “Behind the Poems” series. Check out more of these posts here. This is another poem published in my alma mater’s literary journal, The Cypress Dome. It’s one of my earliest forays into acrostic poems and it set off my love for the format. D Major Calloused fingertips pressContinue reading “Behind the Poems: D Major”

Behind the Poems: Leonids

Welcome to the second installment of a series I’m doing called Behind the Poems. You can see the first post here. I had the great honor of having one of my earliest published poems accepted at The Cypress Dome, the literary journal from my alma mater, the University of Central Florida. This poem, workshopped inContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Leonids”

Meagan Reads Poetry: A Sinking Ship Is Still A Ship by Ariel Francisco

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. Full disclosure, I am acquainted with the poet who published this title. But that doesn’t make myContinue reading “Meagan Reads Poetry: A Sinking Ship Is Still A Ship by Ariel Francisco”

Into the Ancient Past

It’s a million broken stones to seebut we mill our way through, upand down the halls that hold marblebusts and headless torsos. Thoughour feet glide over smooth, clearPlexiglass our eyes take in the groundbelow, into clay and beige dirt withindiscernable shapes of what was onceeither a kiln for fire or designatedchamber pot space. Either way,Continue reading “Into the Ancient Past”

Published Poetry & Fiction

Hello readers! Thank you for those who responded to my readers survey. I have reviewed the results and will start planning my content accordingly. I appreciate your input and the time you took to help make my blog better. While I plan and prepare to make certain changes to content creation, I’d like to announceContinue reading “Published Poetry & Fiction”

To the Top of the World

Blue to the front and green to the back. Nothing but mountain and sky for miles above and below. Sitting in a plastic box, miles above the surface, life stands still. It’s just an expanse all around and nothing else matters. I don’t feel small or insignificant or afraid. I just feel a part ofContinue reading “To the Top of the World”

Halfway ‘Round the World Again

Your land is named after & runs through the halfway point of two hemispheres, which is only fitting, because I myself traverse two sides of multiple worlds. One foot on each side, straddling the line between Latin anf American, queer and not. It only makes sense that the equator runs through my veins. I wasContinue reading “Halfway ‘Round the World Again”

Hidden Roads

Winding dirt paths that turn into rocky roads lead the way to hidden routes that few tourists find. We make our way through into people’s homes, communities, and lives, and this time, we’re the colonizers. I like to think we’re benevolent though, as we mean no harm and only want to eat their food andContinue reading “Hidden Roads”