One

"One" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: When the quiet threatens to devour me I thunder back A voice lit with a thousand lights Orchestrated into one resistance

Cold

"Cold" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Being close to you Is the coldest way To fool myself

Sharing

"Sharing" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Relief is found In putting these words down By the river in empty pails Waiting to be dipped In the streams of ‘I’ve been there too’

Morning light

"Morning light" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: In the morning light You’ll see my scars Hidden from last night’s eyes Notes of where I’ve been Who I’ve known And unknown All of what worked Then fell apart And my waking hope is You’ll remember Writing in the dark

Survival songs

"Survival songs" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I reached the shore And wrapped myself In a blanket of survival songs Smokey and warm From the stubbornly-smouldering fire Of those who’ve come before

Decisions

"Decisions" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

    Text: I let them fly Because why Why not dream And do in flight What the heart finds Satiating in a resting moment   One following the last Fledglings with wings of glass Left the nest without Any time or preparation   Trying to do what’s right Mixed up With trying to get […]