My Anxiety Personified

He has big red shoes, brightly striped pants, and a round waist with ruffled white accents. He has puffy shoulder pads, a rounded sleeve with faded ruffles,  and dingy white gloves. His face is white and his smile distorts real movements, smeared red lips. His smile curls up until just below his eyes and he... Continue Reading →

Connected

Young their pinkies intertwined while sitting atop the monkey-bars. The heartbeat beneath his chest humming underneath a blanket in the back of his pick-up truck One went to college. The other stayed home, comfortable. Other people came and went; they both changed they both learned. A visit back home, a holiday parade, and a simple,... Continue Reading →

Character Sketch ✏️

Inked sleeves Thin copper wired glasses A bruise on the right thumbnail Age- 24 A string tied around the pinky, on the left hand A hair tie on the right wrist What about within? Are you creating her? Putting together his broken home? Coloring their scars? Controlling their tongues for speech? Bleeding the nightmares you... Continue Reading →

The Sun Sets, The Moon Rises

Darkness consumes all, proves the array of shades of grey. The stars shine bright in a distant field where city lights cannot diminish them. The moon winks with its craters. I smile, in this moment distance is just another shade of grey.

Color to Light, Light to Color

Mother Earth's Painting 💛💭 She colors the clouds with ambition seeks the beauty in the distance knows her surroundings like the back of her hands; every rise and fall bone, marrow, and blood; all different purposes. Rays from above warm the flesh; yellow to pink, to orange and red. Color drains from the light like... Continue Reading →

A Cowboy & An Angel

A Place Only We Know Driving her on a country road,with the windows rolled down and the speakers blown.A hot summers day, bathing suits showing,a grin and a wink lets the dominoes start falling.Their hearts start racing,the dirt road starts to end at the foot of a lake;he asks, “Wanna jump in?”She smiles and says, “Race... Continue Reading →

You & Me 💕

You & Me Best friends Love and fight Play and learn You're my journal Write me your words "I love you" Will you love me forever? "I don't have a diamond ring for you." My grandma has some black thread. Her ring finger and then his; unbreakable thread I'm yours forever

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Luke Atkins

Film, Music, and Television Critic