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 Advertisements

Time’s glass walls

"Time's glass walls" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Let me live in this dream Where we meet beyond Time’s glass walls

Existence

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

Text: I am thankful For this brief yet beautiful And broken existence Affording each of us time On this bright little island Of life between Stars and dark matter

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

Flight of dance

"Flight of dance" - poetry and photography by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I took my hands off the wheel of time Slipped them into my back pockets And the floor gave way Spinning me into a freedom fall That felt less like chaos And more like a flight of dance With a life I hadn’t yet discovered

Same

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

Text: It’s the rinse-and-repeat of extremes That shape a soldier, a disaster and a survivor Out of the same time-tumbling stone

Clutch

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

Text: As I stepped on Each crumbling hour seemed To hold more life than, The one before, but it’s what Time Would have us learn is nothing More than illusion and desire Of our own devising as we release Recklessly, somersaulting Into the Universe’s constant Motion, attempting to dance With rapture, better pursued When we […]

Onward

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

Text: We could try To stay anchored And hold onto our presence Foolishly grasping at the tail of each instant But I’d rather fill my sails With countless fear-free moments Harnessing the gales of passing time To pull my horizon-chasing ship onward In search of revelations And the magnificent unknown Leaving behind a trail of […]

Here and now

"Here and now" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario

Text: Love is not The fulfillment Of a golden future It is for the broken Here and now Walking through A winter of devotion Breath hanging hopeful On the frosty air

Indifferent days

"Indifferent days" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: The long curve of the day Sweeps and folds Into the next Cool and unconcerned About marking the midnight hour Or porting any placebic euphemism About clean slates Her ruffle-draped hems Drag loose ends Indifferent to completion