POETRY

LEMONS AND JUSTICE by TAZ HANCOCK (Hong Kong)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

I believe in lemons,

plucked with fissured hands

MILWAUKEE by ADDISON RAHMLOW (United States)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

A pulse dwells in these glass towers, beating, breathing,

slates of transparency basking in clean air, clear air.

MEN WAITING FOR A TRAIN by LOIS BELOVED (Australia)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

At first they stand, orphaned, like a line of birds,

First on one foot, then the other, in unison

DON'T TRY TO BE BLACK ATLAS by CARISSA CEASOR (United States)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

Shirk your sense of responsibility.

Leave your guilt at the door of progress.

MY WORDS ARE NOT MINE ALONE by AKSHITHA UPADYAYULA (India)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

My words can provide a sense of comfort, a feeling of being understood, a thought, an awakening, an escape, a reason to fight back.

MATHEMATICS: TRY AND CALCULATE ME by NAZEEFA AHMED (Canada)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

you look at me and see someone to solve, to prove, to sketch, and

you try to classify my incongruities

HOMESICKNESS by YASMINE BOLDEN (United States)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

You have never known those shores or those people or those 

       words that sound like a memory your heart can retell

but your mind cannot.

RED AND GOLD by VIVIAN ZHI (Canada)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

I am from the streets of Chinatown, 

Where in a small apartment south of Dundas and west of Spadina,

A Chinese couple is raising their newborn son.

VISITING HOURS  by ANNIE KIRKPATRICK (United States)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

Rice piled on my plate like a cold white ant bed. Mom adjusted her glasses again. Perry dug her tongue into her cheek. She exaggerated a sigh, and Mom took the bait.

AN CHÚILFHIONN  by ANYA WILSON (Ireland)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

An bhfaca tú an chúilfhionn 's í ag dul ar na bóithre?"

Oh have you seen my fair-haired girl walking the roads?

LEGEND OF QUAY STREET by PIPPI JEAN (United States)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

Of all the swimming summer and the dust, sun, rain, you are what sticks out. She told us about you on the corner of Customs and Queens

DOOF IN NIATIRB by ELOISE DAVIS (United Kingdom)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

Throughout my many travels, to all sorts of exotic lands, never before have I seen a diet so extraordinary as that of the Snamuh.

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