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Rituals by Aneek Chatterjee

[tabby title="Poem"] My heart beats fasthalf a kilometer before the train stationEvery day at the junction, a terrible traffic jammocks the morning sun& the lady with scarlet red lipsthrows me a kiss from the lamppostI want to hang myself in....

Remember the Roses by Meg

[tabby title="Poem"] Your words haven’t let me sleep-Pierced more than I had measuredUn-physical words-Words within digits and pixels,They don’t have a voice.There is madness around me,I’m watching rough cinemas,Inside my comforter,On a sultry, summer night-With a thick breeze aroundThat’s ghosting...

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...