Krista Genevieve Farris

The Little Visitors

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She sings by the fire
Earthen floor swept clean
And hard-packed from years of feet
She cracks the shells and separates the meat
Years of toil have separated the woman… Read more

Cat-astrophe

There was no denying it, the cat was a nuisance – yowling at night, rummaging in garbage cans, tipping over an occasional flowerpot, demoralizing the local bird population, and in … Read more

The Firm

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know…”
— The Beatles

Well, Ms. Meghan Markle,
our modern-day cable TV’s
Shakespeare-sonneteering
Oprah Winfrey franchised
dark lady Duchess of Sussex,
plus … Read more

Ragged Mountain

Art: Lost by Ami Prasad

Everything these days seems to bleed.
The sky goes all rose-colored at four—
a thin stripe hangs over the rolling land.
Heavy rain has washed … Read more

I Am The Master

Image: Zombie by Ami Prasad

The satin box of hubris exploded
covering farmlands with grey ash
Truth danced outside insolent ears
suffering from selective hearing
Why arrogance has a steel … Read more

Wreaths of Confetti

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It could have been a piece of a kite
A propeller dislodged from a toy airplane
Or a frisbee – splintered by time
These piles of brightly colored festivity
That … Read more

Malleable History

Image: Darkness by Ami Prasad

History,
a meek friend of mathematics
has long grappled with a factual identity crisis
cooked by the privileged ones
under the guardianship of intellectual colored … Read more

The Elusive Guest

Peace, a sly scoundrel,
restless and fragile,
met me a few years ago
for a few seconds
in a red dress
at Macy’s on 34th street.
A miracle indeed!
Stifled … Read more