Jessica Kim: ‘How do you catch a dream?’

Scoop it up with your hands as it trickles down a sleepy river Styx, blow on it until the ripples morph into Posiedon’s tidal wavesPluck it from the laurel wreaths but beware of tasting its doubled-tongued berries,cradle it between your calloused palms until it falls into a deep tranceShine it in front of a mirror to see the reflections echoing down … Continue reading Jessica Kim: ‘How do you catch a dream?’

I. James: ‘To the newlyweds’

Consume each other in love,but stand side by side.Let the life you live and breathe foreverbe made on your own, but together.Remember to give and receive plenty,and trust in the strength of your souls binding for eternity. I. James Isabelle is a 24-year-old PGCE English student at the University of Cambridge. Her Poetry has been … Continue reading I. James: ‘To the newlyweds’

I. James: ‘My memories are very quiet these days’

My memories are very quiet these days: these days are slow and sloth-like, ignoring the news in the garden sun. Sober since the birth of this pandemic. Epic weight off to just sit and breathe in freshly cut grass and lids closed with an amber-curtain glow. I. James Isabelle is a 24-year-old PGCE English student … Continue reading I. James: ‘My memories are very quiet these days’

I. James: ‘I’ve forgotten your face somehow’

I could pick you out of a crowd,but it hurts too much to try andremember your face. It’s buried in a shroud of my trauma.I’d studied it for so long, it’s likeI’m an old scholar with heartbreak-dementia:my mind’s shield is raised to protectme from the agony of our memories.We’ve lost cities, cafes, homes, cultures;our will. … Continue reading I. James: ‘I’ve forgotten your face somehow’

Kasia Manolas: ‘Punctured Woman’

do you mold yourself intowho he wants you to be?mold is changeit’s also mildewdoes he tell youwhether or not you care?he would never say where you cannot gono, nothat would becontrollingbut you goand he gets angryif you love me you won’t go therethere are nights where you arecomatoseyou can hardly get upendless stream of thoughtsyou … Continue reading Kasia Manolas: ‘Punctured Woman’