Aria Mallare

United States

Aria Mallare (United States) published:

Nighttime Magic

FREE WRITING

    What is more occult than the night sky? The blanket that reminds me that there is light even in darkness and protects from the woes of daytime responsibilities and expectations. Underneath the soft glow of a starry canopy, the masks I shouldn’t have to wear are stripped away and there is peace, quiet as the world loses mind of me and all the people that walked along its surface. 
    I fear not of the dark and treasure the rest it...

about 2 months ago

Aria Mallare (United States) published:

A Name

PROMPT: Open Prompt

A name is a birthright
An identity written into the galaxies
A constellation foretelling your destiny
An everpresent reminder of what you were meant to be and
All the dreams the universe has for you
It is an origin story
Beginning with unassuming ancestors and
ending beyond the reaches of your legacy on earth
A name is magic spell that when uttered
Transforms you from the inside out and 
Gives you a vision of why you were born
A name...

4 months ago

Aria Mallare (United States) published:

Chicken Scratch of my Mother Tongue

PROMPT: Ancestors Speak

My father’s need to assimilate
Has made chicken scratch of our mother tongue
And pushed us down the throat of a new country that doesn’t understand us
When my father came to this country
English pulled the voice of his grandparents out of his throat
Forcing every syllable of his language off his lips 
To the point where when he tries to relearn his language
The words were too foreign for his mouth to welcome
His parents were afraid that...

4 months ago

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Aria Mallare (United States) published:

Don't You Swat at a Fly

PROMPT: The Fight for Justice

Spoken word piece

Don’t you swat at a fly
Don’t you mindlessly shoot that harmless creature to the ground
And don’t you carelessly sweep its soul into the trash
Because when you show your children that a life is disposable, 
You show your children to a hold a gun like they hold a flyswatter 
You show them not to bat an eye
Each time an innocent body goes cold
To turn a deaf ear to the cry “Why did you...

5 months ago

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Aria Mallare (United States) published:

Don't You Swat at a Fly

PROMPT: The Fight for Justice

Don’t you swat at a fly
Don’t you mindlessly shoot that harmless creature to the ground
And don’t you carelessly sweep its soul into the trash
Because when you show your children that a life is disposable, 
You show your children to a hold a gun like they hold a flyswatter 
You show them not to bat an eye
Each time an innocent body goes cold
To turn a deaf ear to the cry “Why did you shoot me?” 
"I...

5 months ago