Soft - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, ON, Canada

Text: Small kindnesses Rain quenching-soft Over the driest desert heart


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

Text: Boundless is the courage Of the mortal beating heart Pleading before its Creator Not for itself, but for love

Long enough

"Long enough" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I’ve sat long enough With this pain It is no longer an intruder But a seeker of solace and grace A friend in need of love


"Again," poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text version: Here we are again With this impossible feeling   And we know how this goes, how we get by   It’s not the end or the beginning It’s the messy in-between   And it may happen yet again But it’s ok   It may shake us, leave scars Break our oft and already […]


"Torn" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo

There is a tear in the fabric Worn and loose, threads baring a gap in the familiar sheets Frayed seams flipping With every breath and breeze, taking in air and sky and sun Warm and fresh-smelling There is no need for stitching, the still-woven yards while unaffected Sustain a small marking From a point, where every […]

Kill me kindly

"Kill me kindly" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Kill me kindly With short, shard-like words Fragments of what once was said Put a well-aimed bullet through me To stop the rough and ragged staggered steps of this love-lost wanderer Do it quick, please; open skin and flesh to the bone Leave a wound gaping A painful place A reminder of a torturous time To keep […]

Running between raindrops

Running between raindrops," poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

Running between raindrops Channels the waterfall within Slamming this blood-warmed bag of bones Into dampened asphalt, fissured and pitted Rhythmically cathartic contact Beats an aggressively numbing cascade Of motion set to headphoned music Leaving behind the feelings of being taken As a convenient, decorative feature Summoned and dismissed at will By those lacking vision to […]


Torture of the soul Blistering of the heart Wringing rivers of life To ink a twisted tale Stretched and dried Under the harsh sun Of truth