Poetry: “And So She Did” + “The Nomad”

Poetry: “And So She Did” + “The Nomad”

AND SO SHE DID Gentle was the unbidden ripening, Of a once wilted ingenue. Her staged longings scattered Like the aged pages Of curiously learned words, That whittled away at her. She dressed herself in dismantled prose The flush of her skin freeing The quiver of her pursed lips reprieving, As she grew to taste [...]

And So She Wrote: A Personal Narrative

And So She Wrote: A Personal Narrative

She reminisced about a calm, October morning when she woke to watch the sun rise. As she held her journal in her lap, clutching her pen tightly between her pale fingers, she thought of all that had been eating away at her mind. Of the way she set aside her pain, to allow herself a [...]

Short Story: The Nightgown

Short Story: The Nightgown

T H E  N I G H T G O W N Anisa Nasir “What have I done?” She held her knees to her chest as her paranoia set in, her hands sweating as they brushed against her damp skin. Her hair matted to her head, a tangled mess curtaining her bare shoulders. She was [...]

Poetry: “In Her Shoes” + “Clockwork”

I N  H E R  S H O E S She tiptoed through weathered daydreams The unbidden delusion of gilded discord As it trifled her. Floored by fancy, by curtained naiveté  As it toyed with her. For she slipped, slithered, spiralled  As the floor beneath her caved. The taut lacings of satin ribbon unraveling  Forewarned [...]

Poetry: “September” + “Reign”

S E P T E M B E R She was quite fond of autumnal splendour. The gathered wrinkles of her sweater dress  The scent of cottonwood trees and rain showers bare A tender ballast to a life so burdensome  An ode to the grandeur of seasoned pleasure, And the etchings of a dim utterance [...]

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 [...]