“You Really think I wanted him” and other poems by Melvina King

“You Really think I wanted him” and other poems by Melvina King

You really think I wanted him You've heard the American accent slip from my tongue and I can bet I know what you want to talk about before you ask why I wanted Trump, so you can bask in your feelings of politically superiority take a look at me don’t just focus on my accent [...]

“Chattel” and other poems by Kushal Poddar

“Chattel” and other poems by Kushal Poddar

Panther Unbound My blind uncle asks if it is a fountain. “Ah, a fountain!” he says. “No, a dog licking!” I smile. We both know we fool around a lot. I turn the shower off and rub his back. My mother broke my air-gun against my spine when I failed to sum up success with [...]

“Cloud Forest” and other poems by Ellen Chia

“Cloud Forest” and other poems by Ellen Chia

Cloud Forest On montane roofs, Veil-thin sojourners Serpentine through green Flightless birds — Myriad crowns perching One-legged, spreading Multi-tiered wings Plush with plumes now Dripping fresh With the gilded bath. In the plumage larders, The green birds set to Spin their sugary fares, While at it, Gazillions of their Tiny lungs Are humming the Three [...]

“mia council casa es tu council casa” and other poems by Ali Whitelock

“mia council casa es tu council casa” and other poems by Ali Whitelock

i am the sea that january. prestwick beach. the sea heaves. swallows herself down like cough syrup in thick slow gulps. we’d sat on this rock just two days before, both of us with our backs to the world staring out across and into the thickness. i counted a thousand and one seagulls that day [...]

‘Everything’ and other poems by Evelyn Moloney

‘Everything’ and other poems by Evelyn Moloney

1. Everything   It's truly a chaotic thing to suddenly see   starlight, heaven and everything   in someone's eyes   2. Sky   The sky spilled sadness into paper cups   and   lilac clouds soaked up the dreams of a thousand grey print press people   with their coffee stained sleeves, keyboard click [...]