Cream in your evening chai 

Lollipop, candy, gold, a quick sugar rush, The strands of our hair to be properly brushed  Cover, conceal, hide behind our culture and ‘tahzeeb’,Shy, pretty, attractive but also not easy to concede  And yet not too confident to be able to breach,The kind of vibe they approve of has to not have ‘excess’ self esteem  These rules and traditions that you set in your little cobblestone,Premeditated … Continue reading Cream in your evening chai 

Sticky Post

Edition 16

Hope everyone is settling into the new year comfortably! We’re back with exciting writing and art. To kick this edition off, we interviewed Michelle Ma, a photographer based in Massachusetts, United States. Her project “A Hundred Stories” is a worthwhile read and readily available on her website!

Once again, we are seeing and hearing from artists across the globe, and it is our greatest pleasure to bring their voices to you here. We hope, as always, that our contributors blow you away with their art and writing. Continue reading Edition 16

Where does it take you?

I won’t be found on Broomfield Road, racing through the car park bay.Nor pacing over distant hills,my Darling, I’m a world away. Though onlookers count her present, blind of what’s inside,something in your beady mindbore witness to a change in mine. You see straight through my translucent skin, stretched on its chiselled frame;a window through which tendons, tense,plea to ping ’til the pain’s gone lame. … Continue reading Where does it take you?

Mean Friends

Before I fall asleepAfter the lights are outAnd my head on the pillow – That’s when my brain awakens. It’s when the past and the present and the future Meet and mingle,Talk over each other,Spilling drinks on each other’s clothes And stepping on each other’s toes Trading secretsAnd gossipUntil I don’t know which story belongs To whom anymore. They allocate blame,And shame,All with one target … Continue reading Mean Friends