3RD ISSUE

The vain road with you

1,2 .. 4.. 6 years!Walking down a curvy path with you.Through dry roads and wet shoresI watered the seed I put in your heart I once told you how much you mean to meYou took it ever so lightly16 days weren’t enough for you to load your thoughts’ riffleand fire […]

Mourning without U

Kara Goughnour is a queer writer and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award and has work published or forthcoming in Third Point Press, Riggwelter Journal, The Southampton Review, and others. Follow her on Twitter @kara_goughnour or read her collected and […]

Life in/verse

thoughts flow through the airlike drifts of grey ash from a burning tower,scorching across white sheets like cigarette burns. to some, words sound foreign and strange—no rhyme or reason—but not to those who listen in tongues. for soothof my Muse’s vanity,compulsion rules.mad scribblings abound. i disturb the peace of blank […]

And who will kiss

this woman’s soul, greying hairA widow can grieve, not I?There are losses that cannot be spoken, stories hidden.Cups hanging on dressers, filled with memories, the neardistant past, ornaments, photos, all for the garbage.Cars flee on the motorway, I am hitching a rideto forget who I was, will never be again, […]

Myna

Morning walk. Indian Mynasland on the blacktop from their nestson air conditioning units,window ledges,ill maintained museums,and bridges. Their tweets are prayers.Eyes, books of love. When they fly,they make us believethere is a sky beneath. When they perch, theymake us imagine athriving green tree. In a nook of theirexistence, they aregood […]

Crickets

the gentle sound of silencea humming not quite heard liberated from the hubbubgladly relegated to noiselessness censored only by selfutterances otherwise hushed an abating tranquilitymasking the most cacophonous occasions quietus – quiétude – quietudo Casey Austin Williams is an aspiring writer who is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at Montreal’s […]

Scream

Pigeons perched onthe wires, driprain waterdrippingoff their tiny bodies. SuddenlyThe flocksfly into grey skies terrified of the angry blast ofa school bus,idleon an early-morning street,in Mumbai. Sunil Sharma is a Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 19 published books: Some solo, some joint. Sunil edits the English section […]