The Creative Section (Vol. 5, No. 1) is on its way and will be published by the end of May, 2024.




-       Ram Krishna Singh (India)


How can I contain

her destructive energy

she conceals what she is

her toxic attitude


they all see

as she unshapes destiny

of her cornpone plots

in elitist mode


she lets down her own folks

with mendacious fabrications

brings doom to her own children

who were born innocent


brings shame to her husband

who seeks to see them rise


brings dishonor to us all

who hope to see her change

despite the vanity wall

she raised for years


she won’t know what to do

when her parents are dead

or even we are no more


she can’t even weep

or scream on anything she touches


she may squiggle in her fate

alone in a lonely room

while others may look and not care