Joy

Joy - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Awake into the colour of joy After braving the long-cold night

On fire

On fire - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: How do you not fall in love With the face of the Universe, blazing In millions of glorious fires And magnificent unknowns?

Choose

Choose - a poem by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: And one day it’s a bit brighter And one day you choose To live in the light

Smoke

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

Text: Let me blow away the ribboning smoke Of memories mixed with doubt

His name

"His name" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Familiar like a pebble in its smoothing tide Tumbling comfortably

Back

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

Text: I was lost from myself Fragments fallen by the way In my many attempts to fit Until you scooped up And brought me back Piece by piece

Ease

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

Text: There is nothing more satisfying Than a heart at ease

Wind

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

Text: A new wind blows The old ashes away Renewing life In abundance

Scars

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

Text: Please don’t hide your storied scars Or the poetic burns Of times and places left But not forgotten

Blaze

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

Text: Stoke the blaze With a fire-forged gaze And heat-seeking hands