Not the last

"Not the last" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: You only realize how long You’ve been holding your breath When you can finally exhale And draw in more air Without feeling the need To hold onto it Like it’s your last Advertisements

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

Making it

"Making it" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: When the inner walls take a hit And hand-hewn blocks start falling Avalanching sideways Tearing – with nails split and peeling, From clawing at stone-closed windows – Jagged seams of consciousness Escape is the terror-muted, fear-cold craze Of a mind caving in on itself With just enough sheer-luck-trust Fuelling the Divine’s tenacity In pulling […]

Not yet

"Not yet" poetry by Roshan James Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I kissed Death on the cheek Brought my lips to his ear And with a warm exhale whispered Not yet