Jinny Marietta: ‘When…’

When maggots writhe on top of your stomach instead of butterflies which once swirled inside, may you realize that the four-letter word was nothing but a meticulously sugarcoated scam. Jinny Marietta Jinny is a 20-year-old poet from Kerala, India who enjoys weaving scientific and universal experiences into her poetry. Her work spans multiple genres and … Continue reading Jinny Marietta: ‘When…’

Obehi Aigiomawu: ‘Of Writer’s Block’

Writer's block,To me isThe irrational fearThat Writing has left me.My mind convinces my body that the space she once occupied is empty.I write with doubt, and in essence I write nothing.I bask in the glory of all the words I'd previously written.I mourn this loss; that there won't be more.But, I am always proven wrong.From … Continue reading Obehi Aigiomawu: ‘Of Writer’s Block’

Janine Himler: ‘The Earth’

The earth was slowly slippingthrough my fingerslike the golden sandfade into such an awful landwaning with every heart beatdown to the groundforming new artI dance in time with the breezeI surrender myself to the seasFar from betrayal –Their traces worn awayoh sand, bring back the golden landI give you for thismy whole hand. Janine Himler … Continue reading Janine Himler: ‘The Earth’

Jinny Marietta: ‘Home’

Her home offered her everything.Protection, solace, family anything.But there was a teensy little thingthat existed with it..... Which isIt had four walls.And every time she looked at them,She saw no bricks but bars.Straight, long, caging bars... Jinny Marietta Jinny is a 20-year-old poet from Kerala, India who enjoys weaving scientific and universal experiences into her … Continue reading Jinny Marietta: ‘Home’

Pushpanjali Kumari: ‘Epochs to Set Free’

Like a two dawns old flower,you crumple onto yourself.You knew this was looming;An inevitable verdict of the elements,The same laws that turn cosmos into dust;But you my sublime entity,A mere spec on the nonerasable map,An unidentified islandBeing weathered by crashing waves,Sinking slowly into a bottomless ecosystem;If seen from beyond the crystal dome,Your identity is blotted … Continue reading Pushpanjali Kumari: ‘Epochs to Set Free’

Jessica Kim: ‘k(NO)w’

Entombed on a stretcher, youHanded me an apple hairpin, whichMom (accidentally) drained down the sink.         Favorite. No one foresaw our weekly playdates–sitting on synthetic stools,Baking honey-soaked cookies–  As a harbinger of separation.         Gone. Project work meantAutomatic partnership between us English prodigies.Until you deserted your own place        Ghost. (You didn’t even give me the chance to ask for your phone … Continue reading Jessica Kim: ‘k(NO)w’

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?’