I was looking for vestiges
that would've reflected in
their edges the limitations
we suffer from so that I could
stop myself from letting one


Upasana Bhattacharjee

The mask has imprinted itself
deeply on my face - I used to
remove it to see how clear,
unharmed and safe my face
remained except now the


Upasana Bhattacharjee

When it's three in the morning and the world is covered in endless snow.

Each flake brutally crafted, with nowhere to go,
takes refuge among the painted angels.


Paul Michelle

I found myself
over cracks and broken leaves,
letters twirling in my mind,
yet glued to my mouth.


Broken Leaves
Kylie Donahue

Oh but how the hands move!
They touch the face,
like whiskers,
they tickle;
they tick.


Kylie Donahue

Today I broke my soul
The rock of my soul
The backbone of my soul

I let it all out


Broken Soul
Guy Enqvist

The first time you told me you loved me
it was a clear midnight in July.
You were having an anxiety attack.
I can't tell if I should be flattered


Torn Ventricles
Roxanne Smith

For ev'ry trembl'd rock and stone
of brooke and vale and buri'd bone
where ev'ry springly blossom blow'n
tumbl'd freely wi'dth 'ere road


The Cobbler
Sean Carlisle

new dawn, new day, new drug
new way of living
at least for the grace period

with no therapeutic threshold


Special Rx
Nadia Leiby