cult (the end)

June 12, 2017

3.
you counted
the wandering lost souls in the
dark while
i fed upon your tears like it was the only thing that
mattered.
to think that i
would have lived an eternity with your
breath upon my shoulders,

when
the lights still shined on in
nights without
you.

remind yourself that you matter,
love.

a dedication to the wandering

June 9, 2017

you don’t realize
it, but you taught
me
that
heartbeats
can’t
express emotions,
love.
my heart may
have stopped for
you
long ago,
but don’t
mistake
my silence
for an eternal death to diamonds.
because of you, I’ve
come
to realize how
much prettier
crystals can be than
anything you
ever
did;

for nothing sacred is ever eternal.

death of a child

June 8, 2017

you told me
you would have married perfection if you could.
i saw
you would have cared for perfection if you could.
instead, you could only love
the acceptable
amidst the mess you created.
oh, but the beauty died
within her each
passing day
under the shadows of
your being–
deprived of the sun, of everything you didn’t have.
and yet you wonder
the obvious
why was
your mass of
imperfection
dead?

i swallowed
the syrup you fed into my system.
you told me you were always right.

rehab

when the drunken days of tomorrow
are all you need to
fuel the forfeiting of conquered hearts,
return to rest in the eternal comfort of
being.

why do you try so hard
to seek the impending lies
(from the silence of my lips)
that you have chosen to love?

only now do I realize
that we weren’t really taught love;
I was blinded by the
enlightenment I once sought.

ESCAPE Issue I

ESCAPE Issue I
student-run literary magazine
published in Dominican International School
Taipei, Taiwan

Table of Contents

note from the editor

1. (Un)broken Vow

2. A Part of me Always Will

3. Revivable Love

4. Reminiscence

5. Untitled

6. By Day’s End

7. Dreams

8. Four Seasons

9. Mirror

10. Magic

11. Oracle

12. The Fallible Truth

13. Earthquake in Tainan


ESCAPE// Issue I