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  April 2014
volume 11 number 1
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Scott Alexander
  Shawn Aveningo
  Jonathan Beale
  Jack G. Bowman
  Betsy Burke
  Matt Burns
  Shibani Chattopadhyay
  Rachel Coventry
  Tyler Dupuis
  Allison Grayhurst
  John Grochalski
  Hedy Habra
  Samantha Henderson
  Augustus Invictus
  Natalie Itzhaki
  Scott Jacobson
  Alex Johnson
  Mikel K
  Craig Kurtz
  Phillip Larrea
  N.M. Leepsa
  Anthony Magistrale
  Brendan McCormack
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Philip ONeil
  Ebi Robert
  Walter Ruhlmann
  April Salzano
  Jake Sheff
  Rishan Singh
  Julia Stein
  Allen Taylor
  Paul Tristram
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Claire Walker
  Viola Weinberg
  Claire Williams
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Shibani Chattopadhyay
April 2014



photo by mauricio alejandro ramos

    Shibani is a 25-year-old writer and artist residing in India. Her work has previously been published in the Bacon Review.




Sit with me, silent and still
And think,
Of the ragged, uneven yellow teeth of time
As they tore into our flesh of our past
Like wolves, slavering
And our thoughts spilled out like gangly spiders
And then congealed, and became as still as tired old men
Nestled in their chairs
Waiting for death
How did I not see you change
And turn into something else
And me, gasping for breath
All in the wake of the slipstream of your eagerness
to be someone else

copyright 2013 Shibani Chattopadhyay