Playtime with Monsters


Playtime with Monsters


Who are we, if not

Monsters masquerading as

Put-together beings

Driven to disguise ourselves

In the hopes that we will eventually forget

What we may be

Animals altering the perception of the public

But maybe it’s time

We stop worrying as to whether or not

We’ll fall out of line

Try to be true to ourselves for a change

Arrange for a chance to put our

Innermost parts on display

Let our monsters come out to play

It might be good to 

Let them experience some shine

And if you decide to unleash yours first

I may just reveal mine.



Alexis Garcia


Alexis Garcia is a queer Hispanic writer from New York, NY. She graduated from Manhattanville College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has had some of her poetry published in a few anthologies: Volume Red and Volume Honey with Beautiful Minds Unite LLC and Upon Arrival: Threshold with Eber & Wein Publishing. 


  1. One of the best poems about identity and place in the world I have read in quite some time. I want to see more from this gal.

  2. What an extraordinary find, Mr. Editor. You have the charmed gift of locating the very best writers. This is a work of power and depth.

  3. Much impressed with the style and subject matter. It's urgent without the drama. In my opinion that is the hallmark of superior writing.

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