Poem: Ephemeral

Written by Manika Harikumar. On the shores of the Euphrates At a time when no one else was there And fluttery pari roved the air You sauntered along the riverbank And weaved through the blooming trees…

Poem: Baking for Him

Written by Manika Harikumar. Trigger Warning: Abuse One cup of flour I want you to be safe, he said, when he gave me an 8 P.M. curfew One half cup of sugar We only need each other, he said, when he cu…

Poem: Beautiful Skin

When I was in the fifth grade, My mama used to tell me I had Beautiful skin— I didn’t believe her. My skin was awkward and heavy, As though it belonged to someone else. I had skin that stretched…

Poem: Poems of Divine Birth

Written by Mariam Habib.   in poems of divine birth i found truth, unbounded. a knowledge that can’t be prisoned in the worldly minds of worldly beings. it lives in love and stardust, in the crim…

Poem: Salt

Written by Mariam Habib. salt pt. 1 i found fire within me wild. ignited. untamed. and unleashed. its warmth gave me shelter its light touched my skin and i have been glowing ever since – m.h.   …

Poem: Immigrant

Written by Mariam Habib.   i asked my mother, what is our story i only ever had pieces of identity to salvage sentence fragments— of too many words to fit on one page of detachment and diaspora d…