“Neo-Nero Fiddles” by Maura Alia Badji

Neo-Nero Fiddles

I.
The Arctic is on fire
melting
bones
Politicians
drone
Melting
glaciers
Starving
nature
Melting
The Arctic is on fire

II.
The Amazon is on fire
Genocide
Global
lungs
ablaze
Genocide
politics
Indigenous
rage
Genocide
The Amazon is on fire

Maura Alia Badji
9/21/2019

Maura Alia Badji is a poet/writer/ESL teacher.  Her writing has appeared in Aeolian HarpThe Delaware Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The Buffalo NewsThe Phoenix Soul, Liberated Muse, Cobalt, The Wise Woman, WELTER, The Good Men Project, This City Is a Poem, Barely South Review, and many other notable journals.  Maura lives in Virginia Beach, with her son, Ibrahim.

“I Miss the Wind” by Sanjyokta Deshmukh


I Miss the Wind

Childhood went by so fast like
wind-
whistles
past
me.
Wind.
Must
have
been.
Wind,
so fast like childhood, went by.

Sanjyokta Deshmukh
8/26/2019

Sanjyokta (Yukta) Deshmukh is a British-Indian writer currently studying a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing in the United Kingdoms. She predominantly writes poetry, but is actively trying to expand her literary arsenal and experiment with genre. Her writing often attempts to understand the world around her as she enters adulthood.