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Russian Spat

London’s lost its manners
Crimean confrontation
The U.K. plays it down
Russia cranks it up

Britain
prepared to sail

Moscow
turbining water warplanes

shots fired
—a warning!

more exercises
calisthenics… Read more

The Pollen Of Life

Image: Life by Ami Prasad

In the darkness of the night,
a delicate butterfly
sprinkled the pollen of life,
fragile yet sublime,
A celebration took place somewhere
Someone mourned the … Read more

Stasis

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What are 24,000 years in a kaleidoscope of ice and dreams
I can smell the inside of a freezer as the misty air
passes to my lungs
A hollow cell … Read more

Still, I Rise

Still, I rise above the hot zones
that spread across America, like the heatwave
in the eighties when thirty-two deaths a day
from an act of God was a national … Read more

Old Growth

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Image: Rebirth by Ami Prasad

There is an emptiness to slender trees from which the layer of leaves
They’ve shed has only begun to melt into the undergrowth
Their youth … Read more

The Inheritance

Maybe it was in the genes Banneker inherited
from his ancestors, the Dogon, who, while the houses
of Lancaster and York ravaged the English countryside,

migrated to a southern bend … Read more

RAP RAP RAP

How many Congressional Republicans proved willing
to treat democracy like a pinata?

Nearly 200 flailed recklessly,
admits their own party’s Accountability Project (RAP)
grading efforts that upheld or weakened democracy.… Read more

A Conscience Tracker

Image: Tomorrow’s Trash by Ami Prasad

The wait is over!
Now we can track
the items that we lose,
Looks like the technology is not new
and some are already … Read more

A Twisted Relationship

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The two twisted friends
that have ruled over humans,
Shortening the distance between
known and unknown,
Blurring the line between
rationality and irrationality,
Faith and fear
took a dip in … Read more

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

I Touched You Once

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Image: Beginning by Ami Prasad

I touched you once
In a moment that came in the afternoon of a day
Almost 100,000 years ago
Your breath felt in the wind … Read more