United States of America

Is There Any Light?

Eyes skimmed through
the trending searches on Google
Oh, another one!
May their souls rest in peace
The wise brain started speculating
Who was he?
Black or White,
Asian, American, or … 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

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

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