“A Walk in the Park” © Bonnie Matthews Brock
Complicated stories unexpressed, ones we shy from letting shame get the best of us. Requiring our emotions to be restrained seems like the only choice,
But is the smothering of our mental state worth all the destruction, figments of ourselves being incoherent leading us to unjustness.
Being enthralled by society’s expectations of our introspective thoughts, overthinking ones reactions to uncontrollable truths all of which can be influenced by perspective. Why do we feel frightened by others’ thoughts? Unaware of what they are. Using misery and sombre as an escape. Being attached to relatable compositions emblazoned in our subconscious,
keeping us alive.
Shaziah Hendricks: “I’m a 17 year old inexperienced poet from Cape Town who just loves writing about the feelings others project. Most of my poetry is about my observation into peoples lives and my growing emotions. I started writing when i was 15, it was a way for me to release frustrations and desires by turning them into words that would make me feel something.”
Bonnie Matthews Brock is a Florida-based photographer, as well as school psychologist. She enjoys capturing raw single-capture photos of a wide variety of subjects, and learning and experimenting with shooting techniques such as long-exposure and intentional camera movement, as well as with editing methods. You can find Bonnie’s images on the covers of publications such as Ibbetson Street, Poesy Magazine, and Wild Roof Journal, and on the pages of Oddball Magazine, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Ember Chasm Review, Beaver Magazine, and Unstamatic. Her works are archived at institutions such as Poets House NYC, Brown University, University of Buffalo, and Harvard University.