Poetry: “Rainwater” + “Written and Read”

AMIDST THE BLUSH OF LITERATURE R A I N W A T E R Her gentle whims and raw, unuttered thought The mischances and misadventures of summertime subtlety She sipped on delicate discernment, And she met mornings with the mess of a masterpiece. The strange madness that settled within her, Pursed lips and flushed cheeks [...]

Amidst The Blush of Literature: Paperback Prose

AMIDST THE BLUSH OF LITERATURE P A P E R B A C K  P R O S E The subtle complacency of afternoon wonder that became her As she sat patiently, sipping coffee on her kitchen floor Her fingertips swept over etched fiction The traced edges of soiled debauchery For she thought of the [...]

Poetry: Eglantines and Self Portraits + Doorsteps

EGLANTINES AND SELF PORTRAITS The guise of sweet regalia Untold inquisitions and delicate specificities The settled lament of written ballast For she felt her lungs command a strange interception Her nonfeasance clung to her rib cage, Burying the ache beneath her fancied stoicism She spoke of her end, a bed of eglantines An inaudible retinue, [...]

Somewhere in Paris

SOMEWHERE IN PARIS Anisa Nasir March 8th, 2016 For Her He raised a hand to his lips, and with a finger to his skin, he remembered her. He was no longer bound by the accolades that drove him. He was lost somewhere in the midst of a Parisian summer. If only he could allow himself [...]

Trust Your Instincts and Do What You Love

"I've had many instances where I've been told that I should be doing something more with my time than devoting it to a story. However, I'd just like to say that people underestimate the amount of work it takes to effectively write one. We spend our time trying to convey a message in a way that will [...]