I Remember Your Melodies by Maitreyee Telang

My demon saw a home within you,As yours did in mine,For the loss of the brightest sun,the darkness spread inside my body and mind. The letters you wrote turns into ashes,The towers of memories crumbles and collapses,The bridge of the future crashes and converts to dust,Finally, our clock of time rusts. Since then,I loathe everything…

What the Shadow Eats, the Shadow Becomes by Bogdan Dragos

A great shadow seems to have tripped and fallen over these memories like a thing alive and hungry How lucky it is to have stumbled upon such treasure I feel it eating right now, like a famished animal filling its belly with chunks not even chewed It’s eating her face and I can no longer…

Scars of Lockdown by Lamittan Minsah

Dark clouds and muffled talks tore the atmosphere at the first case. Then came the rules, and people in town both big and small wore a visor, as the air, it was said, was very clatty. Bitter news daily, so we shunned hearing more of the rising death tolls, the great disposition of our foe:…

Who has Woe by Ayieko Sami

show me a sorrowful person, one with wounds that do not heal, where is he that is so contentious show me him that is unhappy and is full of complaints his eyes are often bloodshot, show him to me- and I will show an alcoholic, who searches up and down for mixed wine he loves…

Aftermath by Muskaan Joshi

To the memories which are now a part of the beautiful days, To the good-byes which I never in my dreams thought would become a reality, To the emotions I’ve always cherished in my heart but never expressed, To the care I never understood the reason behind, To the hurt that made you this cold,…

Rainbows in the Night by Janani Arvind

how could we ever hold hands with our fists closed so tight we are still walking alone vary of the rolling stones could we ever go forward forgetting all the bruises of the past black eyes and sleepless cries waiting for a sunrise did we ever look past the waves to see the drowning ocean…

And it Happened Again by Komaljeet Kaur

ginormous world was dripping wet as tears silently rushed down her cheeks solemn promises shattered just beside the aged mirror that looked grave as before words burning on her lips diffused calmly into the cold air spelling out curses aloud cacophony grew intense in her mind as her heart reads out “I see my whole…

Major Decisions by Bogdan Dragos

you know you’re depressed when the window in your room looks better with the blinds on than with a clear view of the outside “But I’m all right,” he said to himself Beyond the thin wall he heard wheezing breath and grunts and moans. His roommate was living the college life, alright. Kid kept saying…

Savages by Bogdan Dragos

Wasn’t the best house for a five-year-old It was just a small room above the bar his mother worked in and it was open until late at night and he couldn’t sleep because of the noise He imagined savages going at each other, fighting to the death, and then laughing in celebration of victory and…

Love in the Thin Air Died by Komaljeet Kaur

Empyrean chided the dark and coppery clouds when globules of thundering dismal in her eyes felt ingrate head lowered and demeaned; they left her remorseful eyes en bloc. The skinny, stubborn, pleasantly intoxicating smoke fleered; undressing the fleshy overcoat. The noisy turbulent torrent kissed her rheumy eyes and roused her dead soul with a gentle…