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He Ate Three-Fourths

by Snehal Amembal I always sought solace in three fourths You, my fussy toddler would play havoc with my nervesMe, second-guessing, hoping you’d eatA bowl of porridge A plateful of rice A slice of fruit An almost round chapatti You… Read More »He Ate Three-Fourths

Almost

by Yusra Amjad when my cat died, he almost didn’t.the day before his last he was strongerthan ever, the purr back in his throat andthe happy squint back in his eyes. that is howi think… Read More »Almost

I Have Left the Mind

by Afshan Shafi I have always seen it so;The mind in a silver bowlAt once uninhabitable andAvid for fleece, bridle, orSome scientific flummoxing. When the pandemic’s long red wavesFirst began to bellow, I drew out a… Read More »I Have Left the Mind

3/4

by Neomi Vira I see my mother when I hear the number 3/4“3/4 cups flour and 1/4 cup water,” she used to say When we made my favorite blueberry pancakesBy the emerald marble stone window sill… Read More »3/4

Lice In My Head

by Rohee Shah ‘To be born woman is to know—Although they do not talk of it at school—That we must labour to be beautiful.’– William Butler Yeats I got 75% in schoolMy glass is neitherhalf-empty,… Read More »Lice In My Head

Operation

by Kristin Camitta Zimet if love isdead and Iam saved alive who am I was I whowill I be a dream putsme under andI lie out cold my shadow falls away in one two three directions in the hard… Read More »Operation