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Art Poetry Science &

Fish on Drugs

I wish I could myelinate. Some big scientist messed with my grandpa’s grandpa’s genes And now my neurons don’t fire right. I was just swimming along with my siblings When some big scientist decided I was going to do drugs today. They’re trying to understand if my nerves can be fixed, But when did I […]

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Poetry Science &

Petri Fish

The mutant fish With twisted spine Was born to live and breed and die Under the microscope’s glass eye Like schools of fish before it. Its eggs all laid Its time had come To be disposed Like well-chewed gum But just in time This mutant fish Was saved by guilty scientist. So now it swims […]

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Nonfiction Science &

Blue Denim

Nathan Chu I was with Tom when they cut down the tree. We were on our way to lunch, a pair of roommates trying to distract ourselves, either from our work or our problems. That’s just the way humans are, Tom especially. He likes saving things until he can’t ignore them anymore, and then he […]

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Poetry Science &

Leaf Mobile

Nathan Chu a leaf mobile cuts tiny pirouettes through space and time   Unwanted Clipped from its mother and forgotten by hibernators   it dances along drafts lost to the wind the sound of rustling   the second act rushes on stage to greet the first and begin their own ballet

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Poetry Science &

A Still Life

Nathan Chu I thought I loved it The afternoon sun on a glass bottle Scratches catching the light Hurling blades at my eye Just under Pure, white sand Caught   A beach scene, just missing blown glass water Venetian glass, aquamarine Was it ironic? Sand, Glass, Gem. All the same A little deeper, all the […]

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Poetry Science &

Obsessed

Isak Davis This is the last I am never coming back For more I have shut the damn door Slam! Bam! Fuck science and it’s shazam Dry ice only adds CO2 It doesn’t keep the earth cool Sharp and on! I am rook, not a pawn Jokes do not exist only Tested and untested Experimented

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Art Science &

Medicine

Sheetal Tallada My mother was terrible at playing sick. A full six years old, I brandished my plastic, kid-sized stethoscope and faux-prescription pad, searching for the perfect diagnosis. Unfortunately, the perfect diagnosis was impossible because, well, my mother was perfectly healthy. Also, I had never been to medical school. My passion for medicine spawned from […]

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Art Science &
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Poetry Science &

Fragrant Love

I, Love as strong as an acid, Love as organic as carboxylic. She,  Sweet as dilute alcohol, As consensual as volatile. In those hot days of summer, And the world’s constant hygroscopy, Our bodies would touch and cleave, Bonds would break; pieces leave. Remember I still do, Of the way we reacted, Releasing vapor as […]

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Art Science &

Scale Paintings

Rand Burnette