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Delvon Mattingly


Facing censure as years of tearsreflect the sea, a blanket thatmy parents never gave me.Manliness absorbing into pores,venturing home, silence weighingheavier than Read More

9 AM

I receive a text message, reading that I have absolutelynothing else to worry about. That I should never respond, and live my Read More


I created a drug that if taken induced terrible allergic reactions to any person exhibiting unpleasant traits. One day, I became allergic Read More

Green Smoothie

Unwanted pity builds up in a blender, Forming empty words into edible screams. Green smoothie, tossed, never consumed. This poem was originally Read More


Clock in, clock out—that about summed up my workdays, since I lost track of everything else that occurred in between. Historians claimed Read More

The Curse of Dander

The sun gave birth to an embryonic luster finding its way between the crevices of my curtains. I woke up to noises Read More

Blood Play

One night, someone I matched on a dating app told me they intended to murder me if I met up with them, Read More

Silence, Father

When grandmother passed away, father grew reticent. And I was okay with it, since he abandoned his routine of scolding me for Read More