Category: NAW Poetry

‘MENU (Side A)’ by Glenn Whalan

Fried chicken cashew nut, She’s hot in a sassy Indian curry salad Sort of way. Fried chicken with oyster sauce Lips parted; Stuff omelet, She’s hungry.   Deep fried pudding fish with curry – (Pouting flesh, lipstick crimson) Fried fish…

“The Struggle Within” by Arshiya Kausar

Another day of sameness Spent in a cubicle space Lying down Silence intervened with only Slow squeals of the ceiling fan Fighting a limp battle Against the resonant heat That makes sweat trickle down That wizened skin of his He…

‘Why Not Home?’ by Pallabi Roy

In the cozy nest that you build often, lying beneath you, my cerebral cortex wanders, waits for the game to be over. That one question plays hide–and–seek through my giving in. Am I of so little worth? Amid the glory…

‘Continuous Surveillance’ by Saima Eman

Where did you place your dining mat? Why does your belly seem so fat? I asked for tomatoes and you brought onions! Look at the way you dress, weird in millions! Where are you going? When would you come? Digested…

‘Caged Freedom’ by Salonee Kumar

Sometimes when I look up at the sky And catch a glimpse of a bird or two, I wonder how those wings smoothly fly Ever so easily, cutting through the blue.   Sometimes I hear a crow crowing, Its smooth,…

‘Warriors’ by Aditi Upmanyu

As we wait with bated breath, Good prophesies of the sky, Curses fall above us, and curses fall below us, And some deeds refuse to die. As we traverse the sands of time, Leaving memories behind, Some whispering, wispy ones…