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 Fathom 2004

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Poetry

Sean Smith
Wyley Hennick (2)
Michael Bennett
Chantelle Rip
Julie Perkins (2)
Mark MACDonnell
John Parker
Brooke Gray (2)
Misty De Meo
William Conklin
Oliver Charboonean (2)
Jennifer Clarke

Prose

Alex Hollenberg
Chantelle Rip
Mark MACDonnell

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Chantelle Rip

 

 

*silence*

Silence is not saying something. It is a mind frame. I have something to say, but rather than beat my words off of a rubber wall, I’ll let my miscellaneous thoughts bleed out of my ear, gravity will graciously pull them down into the ground, smashing them, the ultimate critic.

Silence is not knowing what to say. It is a mood. I would have something to say, but it is better left unsaid because of your fragile heart, or your weak and feeble mind that would crack under pressure.

Silence is what I become when I dance underneath the black dancing cape where magic booms and stars collide and my fears give birth to a different person. But you can never know because it is not something to be heard, it is kept under wraps in my worlds of silence.

Silence is who I am when I don’t want you to see me. I become black, I become white, either extreme but washes out every other color. They mix and mingle to become darkness or they combine and become one in white. Regardless you know less of me because I am silence.

Silence is not awkwardness. Silence is a symphony. Silence is not unbecoming. Silence is grace. Silence is not stupid. Silence is brilliance. Silence is not golden; it is silver, sheer and caught up in the palms of gravity

 

 

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