Elementia nostalgia



By Magda Werkmeister

oh my gosh what song is this oh my god is it that song that song i first heard god it must have been the summer before middle school listen to those horns it must have been npr’s all songs considered i always forget about this song finding it again is such a pleasant surprise gosh that was years

Ode to Green Twist Ties

By Audrey Beckman

At the grocery store In the days of our youth The green twist ties were the best part.

So easily entertained were we With these simple pliable toys Laughing and forming new shapes.

Dirty Sponges

By Peter Mombello

The tabletop Dirty With years of paint. A paint knife A sponge A cup of water The only things that remove years of memories A fresh palate Orange watercolor Pink tempura Black acrylic White wall paint And hot glue All stuck to the table The water hugging the cup. Memories scrub off the table like

The Sweet Curse of Nostalgia

By Sankara “Le prince heritier” Olama-Yai

I love the smell of cigarette smoke  Not because I’m a smoker, I love the smell because  It takes me back, back to the piss stained streets  That raised me, where the overwhelming aroma Of freshly lit cigarettes plagued the air  I love the taste of wine, the fermented freshness swims  About in my


By Anna Schmeer

Your polaroids next to my polaroids Yours taken with your ‘new’ polaroid camera (1960) Mine taken with my friend’s ‘new’ polaroid camera (2017) Yours, yellowed, colors fading, Mine, stark white with bold colors. In yours, you and your husband outside your new home In mine, I hold a candle You, yo