1. Movie passes.
2. Football tickets.
To stand, in the cold, away from
their warm beds-
To obtain the latest in basketball
star shoes, avid fans, simply known as
evening sun—the first since the storm
a basketball hits the pavement
in staccato rhythm—teenage girls and
boys call out—here, here I’m open—
pausing when a car comes round
the corner—everyone dashes, leaving
the ball behind—the car squeals, swerves
mouths drop wide—gasp—until
the ball passes through the tires
to the girl who sees herself as a disappointment every time she looks in the mirror or pick up her phone. to the girl who only liked herself when people would use her for her body thinking it was love. do you love yourself now bc he love you ? or because you have the body of a pornstar with scars that tells the truth of your past. you feel as if you don’t deserve love or happiness but always see the positive in everything no matter how horrid or dark it is. i say your mind is more beautiful than your body. the way you stumble over your words , laugh at every single thing , smile through the toughest of times makes you beautiful. makes you strong.
By Daniel Paiz
2021 feels like it’ll be similar to 2020, but the hope is that isn’t the case. Perhaps things will improve for many, perhaps really only for a few. Either way, let’s open this new year with some words to reflect on and hopefully encourage with. Whether you’re into resolutions or intentions or just seeing how things come, your mindset will be everything; not just for 2021, but for…