Tag: Poetry


ARCS of Elsewhere, We Became A..

by Ari Augustine Posted May 4, 2018 in Blog, Home / 0 Comments
ARCS of Elsewhere, We Became Available

It’s 8:35 am on the Pacific Northwest, but my usual act of clinging to the bed and begging for “5 more minutes” isn’t happening; I’m awake and prepared for the day. It’s abnormal for me to be alive this early, to look clean, combed, and powdered in makeup. I’m smiling. At 8:35, I’m typing away […]


Elsewhere, We Became #6

by Ari Augustine Posted September 29, 2017 in Blog, Home / 7 Comments
Elsewhere, We Became #6

There is no common ground between us but I’m an architect. I would build a bridge to you. I would carve a deep path from the tips of my fingers to yours. I would risk splinters and pit falls to build our cathedral, a cradle for us to rest our weary heads, a sacred string […]



Carousel Island

by Ari Augustine Posted August 8, 2017 in #Writing, Blog, Home / 2 Comments
Carousel Island

Climbed into cupped hands, cradled in Arguments of gunpowder and spark. Made Room for the shadows of doubt in heart. Outlast the day. Find a way for Us to fix our sinking ship, water-wrecked. Say it isn’t over. Say we’re better than this Every time we fail to see a flicker of Light in our […]


Five Types of Poetry

by Ari Augustine Posted June 5, 2017 in #Writing, Home / 8 Comments
Five Types of Poetry

A poet is, above anything else, a person passionately in love with language. – W.H Auden Poetry, like anything else in life, is a matter of preference. There are those who love it, those who tolerate it, and those who loathe it. For those of us who love or tolerate it, poetry is one of the […]


Elsewhere, We Became #3

by Ari Augustine Posted May 18, 2017 in Blog / 1 Comment
Elsewhere, We Became #3

You’re always leaving me. You make it hard to stay, to breathe. I hear the pounding of my heart, a series of uncertain knocks in my chest. Is anyone home? No, we’ve camped out for the nighttime, underneath a canopy of trees. I wait for him to break the silence again. I sense his smile […]


A Pair of Poems

by Ari Augustine Posted April 24, 2017 in Blog / 0 Comments
A Pair of Poems

In 2015, I wrote a pair of poems I submitted to Aberration Labyrinth. At the time, I didn’t know what I was feeling and I struggled to express myself. There didn’t seem to be words for what I was feeling but I knew if I could write it down or say it aloud, I would be […]


Elsewhere, We Became #0

by Ari Augustine Posted March 22, 2017 in Blog / 1 Comment
Elsewhere, We Became #0

Untitled was the first poem I’d written. Its lines were crooked and without symmetry, words pressed tight against the page, unable to breathe. You could follow the dark shadows of the graphite and lead, trace the awkward, childish pause where I left a comma instead of a period. Where I abandoned the line, everything open, […]


A Review of Ozone Journal By P..

by Ari Augustine Posted March 22, 2017 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
A Review of Ozone Journal By Peter Balakian

Title: Ozone Journal Author: Peter Balakian Genre: Poetry, Fiction Length: 92 pages My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥   Ozone Journal is unlike the majority of poetry I have read in my entire life. Balakian’s style is lyrical and linguistic, drawing attention to social issues that remain prevalent in our lives: AIDS, genocide, cultural breakdown, and memories, […]