when the sun was high, & our lungs were higher with the lack of breath.- Ra’ahe Khayat

Ra’ahe Khayat haunts us with her words
“with your lips scarred with her name, and your chest cavity crumbling with her memories buried inside of them like an oldest house folding into itself- you held me to the edge of your body, like an unbridled sea holds the sky”

Fallen Alone

there was an entire afternoon you’d spent calculating the width of a splintered horizon, hanging from the hair-tips of your old lover’s wraith; and it was the most of you i’d seen in the longest part of ever- where the rattling in your bones resonated with the fracturing in your heart, while your fingers furiously flew over a blackened paper decaying with the distance from an unstructured reality.

and on that day you haunted me most-

with your lips scarred with her name, and your chest cavity crumbling with her memories buried inside of them like an oldest house folding into itself- you held me to the edge of your body, like an unbridled sea holds the sky- while the closest i ever got to you was when my own breath recoiled back to me.

i remember, how you were so full of equations that’d never dare to exist in…

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Tree House- Daffni Gingerich

Daffni Gingerich takes me back

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The lions are outside purring with their paws to the moon. I rub their bellies and nuzzle their mane’s before drifting off into childhood. I see pop rocks and feel the fear of swallowing them with soda. Then comes the fear of swallowing an apple seed and the threat of a tree growing out of my tumtum. I taste waxy frosting dyed red and Sprite tickling my nose. Oh, and you know those wild black berries, those too. I look down to find my feet firmly planted on my tree house, and that swirl in my butt from being up so high. My tree house is three different colored wooden slabs nailed to a couple branches. If I fell from that height I’d surely die. I climb down testing each branch before I apply my full weight, feeling the bark come loose after each release. The ground comes more clear…

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Resources for Writers: Go Dog Go Cafe and Eyes + Plus Words Writers Group

One of my favorite things about sharing my writing publicly has been the community of writers I have discovered on-line.  I would like to share two of my favorite writing resources with you. GO DOG GO CAFÉ It’s a very friendly place filled with warm, talented and inspiring people. The Go Dog Go Café is … Continue reading Resources for Writers: Go Dog Go Cafe and Eyes + Plus Words Writers Group

The Fairest of them All-Varnika Jain

New Whisper and the Roar Collective Member Varnika Jain!

Moonlighting Scrivener

You say thunder thighs

Like they’re bad

Look at stretch marks

Like they’re scars

You throw around skinny

Like it’s a colour

And wince at plump

Like it’s a curse

For years, I was driven

By what I saw in the mirror

It’s high time

Don’t you think

For the mirror to mould into me?

Because, in the end

Even the fairest of them all

Was a mere fairytale

While

I’m a woman

Strong and lush

There’s more to me

Than a pound of flesh.

Hello, all of you amazing people! If you’ve stuck around this blog for some time, you’d recall I did a series on mental health awareness last May, post which I’d emphasized on the importance of wellness and health, both in mind and body (Those who are new to the blog and interested in reading the posts, please click here). I’d also shown how they…

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Book Release: Magpie in August & Constant Muses- Kindra M. Austin

Kindra Austin in print

Sudden Denouement Collective

Sudden Denouement is proud to spread the word that Kindra M. Austin’s Books Magpie in August & Constant Muses are available for purchase.

Constant Muses, a collection of poems and prose, is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk for Kindle, and in paperback.

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©Kindra M. Austin/Cover Art by Allane Sinclair

Magpie in August (Kindle and paperback) is available at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Magpie in August, set in the thumb region of Michigan, is the narrative of Magpie Carey, an acerbic young woman on a soul searching journey with her alcoholic mother in tow. This trip in particular is the most difficult Magpie has yet to face, as she must culminate her strength in order to fulfill a promise sorely made, and at last confront those who haunt her—both living, and dead.

©Kindra M. Austin/Cover Art by Allane Sinclair

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