GloMag April18 – Remnants


Remnants in GloMag April 2018

GloMag is the coming together of writers in their diverse manifestations, thoughts, and expressions, and the visual interpretation of these. Sometimes the original thought of the writer gets completely lost in the interpretations. Visual aids help us to decipher the writer’s intentions, and at the same time, enhance the reading experience – page 232

Source: GloMag GloMagApril18 – Page 232

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GloMag March18


Very happy to be a part of GloMag March 2018. Thank you Glory Sasikala for yet another brilliant issue! Much gratitude to dearest Aruna Edula for the image.
Of Gates, Goats and Roses is on pages 77-78

 

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GloMag is the coming together of writers in their diverse manifestations, thoughts, and expressions, and the visual interpretation of these. – page 76

Source: GloMag GloMagMarch18 – Page 76

Out Of The Blue – Visual Verse


Source: Out Of The Blue – Visual Verse

The August Issue of Visual Verse carries my poem ‘OUT OF THE BLUE’

OUT OF THE BLUE

The ocean lies on my bed
 breathing in conch-whispers

I float up to give it space. 
 It is dry and feverish tonight

and curls around my ankles tugging me down

Its amoebic tips reach my lips 
caressing them
 rudely, carelessly-

its eyes somewhere else
the inattentiveness insulting my softness



An yacht floats out from the depths

People dance to music on the deck

Their laughter floats into the deeps
turning into another language of imagined gods

These people left a world I knew

but they still laugh

Death is much maligned after all



A mast straightens
A flag pours out from a toothpaste tube

in stripes of red and white
and I stand to attention 
listening to an anthem
that plays
 till a clock stops and drags it backwards
and I try to read that script too out of habit

We bleed together
music and mouth



in the aftermath of reversal
We are the dreams of the ocean

We wait for its sonorous waves to take us home

to turn us into seashells

each housing a crawling memory 

©Reena Prasad

Image by Megan Archer