Smoke

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

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

Deeper

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

Text: It was a deeper wound than I thought For whenever the sky darkened And the earth was musky in rain lust I could taste the ache in my bones

Ghosts of time

"Ghosts of time" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: They’ve passed Through here Before and again   And they move   These ghosts Of time   Through My hands Stretched beyond   My reach Leaving impressions In their steps

My words, come home

"My words, come home" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: You are my words that surface And run like the children we were Coming out of hiding In our evening’s final game of kick-the-can Which ones of you will make it Under the streetlight’s glow As dark closes in And windows appear, emerging from the brick The outside air plays cool on our sleeve-free […]

Happiest

"Happiest", poetry by Roshan James

The happiest moment in my life Is this moment and the next In which I realize I am still breathing Everything that has come before Collects into what we call the times of our lives Memories mixed to nurture change Growing us forward

Pieces of home

"Pieces of home," poetry by Roshan James

I first spotted you In the curl of a Virginian wave I was tiny and the roaring giant tide Overwhelmed, threatening to pull me under And I loved every reckless moment Of salty, sandy air tripping over the waves Whipping locks of hair around my five-year-old face In my twenties I saw your name and […]