Safe and Sound
Brian Walker of A Day Without Love
by Roy Peak
"If we can't breathe in our art and expression, then how the hell are we ever going to breathe?” is a question that Philadelphia musician Brian Walker explores in the upcoming documentary Safe + Sound being released July 23rd, 2021.
English Majors Are
by Jarad Johnson
*Note- Before we begin, you may be wondering, "Why is there a random picture of a cat stuck here? Well, allow me to explain. Cats are, by nature, rather irritable and, shall we say, ornery. In this post, I am rather crotchety myself, and since cats and I share a kinship in that regard, I felt it was appropriate. You may commence with reading this post now!*
On the days that I’m not working my regular job, I sometimes drive for DoorDash. Every single time, I feel like I’m taking my life into my own hands. I’ve scantily avoided multiple wrecks, most of them caused by some plebeian texting instead of driving. And every time this happens, I think, “Astonishing, isn’t it, that you aren’t the only person on the road?” This is a problem, that in my view, stems from pedestrians walking down the street looking at their phone. I know a story of someone my age who was holding their phone facetiming someone and then was shocked when they found themselves wrapped around a pole. Hope that conversation was worth it for them! Before I was terrified of them given me a viral plague, I sometimes let random people run into me. Just to make a point to them that there are other people around, you self absorbed twits!
Desire to Die
The full moon rises over the metropolitan
It reminds me of the head of the combatant
He was formerly surrounded, his people and
his enemy, whom they sentenced him to death
by hanging, he died his people became candles.
When your heart stops beating, you will think
that your last wounds will burn your weak breath
My logical sense said that “go brighter then burst”.
Nobody but you and my mental health knows that
I composed my happiness and autumn sang my grief.