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Bruises shine like a cierge and some are fighters by Kaushiki Ishwar

[tabby title="Poem"] I have a lot on my body,Like I have been in a warLike I have stolen my own beautyIt petrifies me,Like I can never amend Every night I fall asleepWith the forced hope,That my body will instinctively react...

The DJ and the Shy Dancer by Pushpanjana Karmakar Biswas

[tabby title="Poem"] It was time for dance and abandon on the floorThe orange and red lights – pearls dropping loosefrom branches of the ceiling. The stocky, myna bird-eyed anxious DJprepares himself for the evening’s danceHe locks his gaze to himselflike...

Components of Life! by Geeta

[tabby title="Poem"] Salt in waterwater in saltminglesand isaqua brineoriginatingfrom the mysterious seashome to many organismsof different shape and size,life-givinglife-saving,life-threatening too! Far far away prompting,burgeoning ,a buzzing lifein the lagoons,fishes of different huesandpearls divine. Far far away in theNorthern countryside,the therapisthealingthe...

The Moratorium by Himanshu Ranjan

[tabby title="Poem"] I am a woodpecker -my bleeding blacksmithcontinues to chisel outthe hard metamorphicinvisible crust.the light haunts,the tea needs warmth andlacks a stir.my skull feels theoutside pressure.I try to rinse out the mind,longing for the juicy coprawhose taste remains forgotten.but...

Womanhood by Anindita

[tabby title="Poem"] I never played with boysthey break hearts like toy carsI feared they would stain my cotton pink dresslaced with frills procured from dandelionI studied the mortality of grassesnever bothering about my bookstousled in a dingy corner of my...