sigh sirens, diabolic, catatonic
calling out to me, madness maudlin
and i’m trying to forget tones dulcet
you who tightened fatally,
in truly pure futility.

yearn for words that burn
internally, infernal for eternity.
feign feeling this wax wane,
survivialism born to navel-gaze.
with fixated asphyxiation
they swallow it up and spit salvation.


Gillian Renée Colón was born 1986 in New York. Her writing has been published in works such as Zygote in My Coffee, The Muse, and Breadcrumb Scabs. Other interests include playing drums, bass, synth, singing, and listening to music forever.

Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.