The Vitruvian Post

Blue

Blue

Star Karasik

March 19, 2019

I crave the opportunity to fall perfectly in your glance For you to finally notice my soft presence I am a mere being in your universe And you are a soft figure I can rest my eyes on ~ I like your messy curls I like your deep green eyes I like your pocket-sized hands I like the way your lips...

We are all so hungry here

Liz G

November 14, 2018

We are all so hungry here I look at Earth And it’s hard to see past the bloodthirsty smile and glowing eyes Earth’s children are getting greedy again Growing hungrier again and again and they are a never ending starvation I look at my house I look at the empty space where my old...

Colorism Today

Colorism Today

Lania Whiteside, Student Contributor

June 5, 2018

Colorism is an ever growing epidemic that affects multiple parts of the world. Skin tone is quite often associated with positive and negative stereotypes. In comparison, the shade of someone's skin is valued differently if not slightly alike in Asia. In this part of the world, historically speaking, ...

The World Sucks and I AM

The World Sucks and I AM

Lucas Wolfe, Student Contributor

June 5, 2018

The World Sucks by Lucas Wolfe The world sucks Survival of the fittest We thrive while others suffer We drown others to stay afloat Survival of the fittest Selfishness flourishes within us They drown others to stay afloat They break you down to build themselves up Selfishness flourishes within us ...

Middle Eastern Magic Brewing in the Chicken Chick Kitchen

Kai Morris, Student Contributor

February 9, 2018

The words “juicy” and “chicken” are not merely two words that should stand alone. Chicken Chick, a Mediterranean and Persian cuisine restaurant located in Gardena, California, combine the two words together as if soulmates, destined to be together with their juicy chicken meal. The first bite into th...

Feel colorfully.

Tatiana Uribe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

oh! the human experience. what a frightful joy. how absolutely vivid are emotions when one permits oneself to indulge in them. our barest vulnerabilities are what differentiate between the experience of life and pure existence. i think of emotions like colors sometimes. the emotions of the rainbow, ...

Onward

Riley Arnold, Entertainment Editor

September 21, 2017

I walk down the hallway   Making it look like everything is okay   But really inside of me   Everything is wrong   I know that beauty is supposed to be skin deep   But my insecurities get the best of me   I don't think my face is pretty   I ...

I Want to Hear an American Poem

Ula Peapea, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

I want to hear an American poem Give me an American poem, something deep, something real,   Something that’ll really let people know the deal! I wanna hear an American poem, Something to let them know, How it feels to be woken up to police sirens,   Automatical...

To Write is To…

Janae Polk, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

It’s the paper, the pencil The computer, the document The book, the author The emotion It is not talent or practice It is honesty Pure trust in oneself Realness Raw giving of oneself It is taboo and confession Secret and opening Divine in its welcoming The complexiti...

Might Forgive, Never Forget

Riley Arnold, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

You have hurt me in so many ways So many that I can't even explain Can't even think of your name Without the pain resurfacing   But I learned you have cancer Now I don't know what to do   Should I forgive you For all the pain you have caused me Should I call you on the...

The Miseducation

Janae Polk, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

I can tell you my inspiration was Poe, Walker, Lourde But that would be a lie I can tell you that I was advanced when I was younger But that would be a lie What I can tell you, that is true, is that my ‘teachers’, my ‘mentors’, my forms of ‘guidance’ didn’t help me Struggli...

I Can’t Forget

Jaden Gray, Student Contributor

March 10, 2017

  I Can't Forget The days when Your smile made me smile, Your hugs made me go weak, Your kisses made me skip a heartbeat, When I looked into your eyes, And I fell in love.   But wait Was that love? Because I mean I fell in love with you Not once Not...