Ram Spring ’18 is Here!

Hello everyone! We are so excited to be releasing our Spring ’18 issue of Ramifications online, and we hope you are just as excited to read it! Here is a shareable link to the issue, but you can also find it under our “Current Issue” page in the menu. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/60023813/ramifications-spring-2018 We hope you enjoy all of the …

Grocery List (3/23/17)

Pringles, Bananas, Peanut Butter, Thumbtacks, Salt, Loose-leaf paper, Streamers, Cake mix (devil’s food) A John Green novel, Happiness for another, Some sort of affirmation, That I’m doing, Something right, Because I don’t know, If I am, I think I am, But I don’t know if I am, Eggs, Ritz crackers (round ones) Cereal, Plastic cutlery, …

Sculpted

After a line of Allen Ginsberg.   We searched in the white clapboard walls of the Baptist churches that circumscribed our childhood questions. We searched Google for Internet mysticism, Wikipedia’d Baha’i   and the Eightfold Path. We added Rumi to our Goodreads, Netflix’d Dalai Lama documentaries. We went with friends to church and turned our …

Another’s Eyes

You step outside and see blue the same color as your eyes. It’s your favorite color, and who can wonder. It’s much better than the endless shades of yellowish grey that make up the rest of your world. One in twelve males are red-green colorblind. And you’re one of them. They say that you’re missing …

Anansi

Descent from your silver vein old weaver, Anansi. From the lamplight, convert me to believer, Anansi.   The Women taught me to fear you. Said you’d fetter my skin with hard burrows and fever, Anansi.   But I am relearning the depths of my obedience. Time withers me and I’ve become a griever, Anansi.   …

Enough Now

No matter how many times our mothers told us not to look into the sun, we couldn’t resist its radiant beauty. So we kept on looking, then shut our eyes tight, and marveled at the flaming streaks of red that swam behind our eyelids. Now we look at friends, acquaintances just long enough to exchange …