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The Elixir

The Literature and Arts Magazine of Brenau University

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April 2016

Una Torre Pobre by Monica Sanchez

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

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Grand Piano

Grand Piano by Kenya Grace

I want to play you like a violin. I want to learn about every sound you make and why you make them. What makes your strings shrink, or your keys to fall out of tune. And I want to know what song you’ll sing if I just glide my bow across the strings of your mind. I want to be the one who brings the most beautiful music out of you… I want you to be my instrument.

Continue reading “Grand Piano”

90’s Kid by Shandea Dixon

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

Drinking the Rain

Drinking the Rain by Emily Bruce

Five inches had come down already. The rain flooded sidewalks, seeped inside through cracks in the roof. It smelled the same as every city in a storm: like wet. Like smoke, gasoline, and cheap food drowned in the downpour.

She pressed her cheek against the window pane and breathed, her breath a cloud on the glass. Then she remembered- she was alone, and she was craving a drag of that stormy air.

She cracked the window Continue reading “Drinking the Rain”

Pregnant Dreams

Pregnant Dreams by Kate Rochford-Price

Miscarrying while abroad;

there’s lots of blood

and inadequate healthcare.

 

A horde of tarantulas Continue reading “Pregnant Dreams”

Owl of Owls by Britney Powe

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

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Shattered Views by Beth Eldridge

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

Counting

Counting by Brianna Prater

Ten, murder is against the law.

Nine, you have to work in the morning.

Eight, please just shut up!

Seven, calm down Tracy, Continue reading “Counting”

Flashback

Flashback by Laura Burke

I was standing at the sink, frantically scrubbing at the knife in my hands. I reached for the hot water handle to increase the water pressure. My hands were turning bright red from all of my scrubbing. My breathing quickly turned into panting, and I couldn’t get enough air into my lungs. I was trembling, and my hands were beginning to shake. The truth of what I’d done came slamming into me like a freight train. Continue reading “Flashback”

Haiku

Haiku by Kelly Cohron

This wine was on sale

And the shoes that I’m wearing

Sweet satisfaction

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

-Photo credit to Desktop Nexus

Zona Roja by Monica Sanchez

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

The Bird Man by Monica Sanchez

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

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Sestina for Ceres

Sestina for Ceres by Rebecca Jarrett

The rain falls down in droplets like tears,

Rainwater teems over the rim of the watering can.

The woman waters the field so she might make Continue reading “Sestina for Ceres”

Mapanganib Pagsuway by Monica Sanchez

-Originally published in The Elixir’s 2015-16 edition

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