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Clown by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Over ten years ago, I told everybody thatshe's no good: in her eyes, I saw a misanthropic fog,and I heard her blurt out half-baked thoughts concerningair travel and the political right.While I was planting trees and knee-deep in...

Another me in this body by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] People seem to think that reincarnation isjust a case of "another me in another body,"but, in its purest form, it's a case of"another me in this body."Krishna Consciousness (or Christ Consciousness)makes you understand that you don't need to...

A New African Story by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Who erased the original and ancient ritual sites?Who destroyed the unique art pieces of many tribes?Who took away the freedom for people to express their heritage?Who forced them to wear matching clothes and outfits?A new African story is...

A Trap by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] In Latin,the name Paula is the feminine form of Paul,which means the small one.However, in Finnish,Paula is more than this fragile body:the name derives from the word paula(/paʊlʌ/),which means a strong laceand a trap. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Paula...

Beneath the Surface by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] A kind facehides the traceof sadness and pain:beneath the surface,the jolly womanis grieving overthe man who neverhad the chanceto hold her hand. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science...