Hold her

by Barnali Ray Shukla Will you hold her if you find her half awake in a half slumber Will you taste her dreams and announce surrender to leaping tongues of fire Will you tell her  if they are well-done or  overcooked Will you hide her from a  yesterday plucked unripe from …

Kids, Just Kids

by Sherry Luo The river chokes on Dead pigs and the Pigs choke on River water and the Serpent swallows its Own tail.   Kids, just kids, play Hooky and outdated Nintendo games, Wear fake Vans and Sweaters hand-knit by Grandma.   The river chokes on Dead pigs and the …

Roadtrip

by Sara Dovre Wudali “Can anyone see the cheese popcorn? Pass it to me, please.” Piles of pillows and discarded half-eaten bags of chips, and Orangina bottles and ginger candies for car sickness—we are surrounded by the debris of our trip around the Great Lakes. I rarely eat junk food …

Strangeness of a lost time

by Poornima Laxmeshwar For many a times history broke out from an embryo Where millions of bodies – burnt, raped, mutilated Left trails of cries, the weight of bones Were nothing but stories and poems that Flowed, disputes were numbers, power a drag of charas Numbing the infants and adults alike …

Two poems by Anuja Rai

Blind The eyes on ruthless roads in careless cars Gleaming gluttony and grief, are blind. The hungry hands tapping Over their greedy glasses, Remain unaware, and unseen. For the eyes are blind, they cannot see, Love, laughter or epiphany Since they lay unseeing, They will never realise As their own …

Krishna Saying Hello to Krishna

by Prashil Kumar Hello Krishna, “The spirit lives on. It never perishes”. This is what my father told me and my sister back in the village. My spirit will deliver this letter to you. With over I billion followers and Janmashtmi round the corner, you will have a lot more …