Bat Nuts

featured in the poetry forum April 21, 2024  :: 0 comments

demons
choose your whiskey wisely
distillation process
two brothers
caught moonlighting

~ By Marjorie Pezzoli / Christina Chin

(photo by Marjorie Pezzoli)

editors note:

Gotta get free from those DTs. – mh clay

empty pockets

featured in the poetry forum March 13, 2024  :: 0 comments

empty pockets
she wasn’t well-off
scraping pots

a son hungry
for affection in the
abscence of toys

the room
echoes emptiness
a departed father

driven by hunger
he got his finger stuck
in an empty food can

stitching up
the deep cut
too weak to cry

editors note:

5 haiku; one hard life – mh clay

Rat Mummy

featured in the poetry forum January 24, 2024  :: 0 comments

a green anole
licks the endoskeleton
—eye socket
time mummified
forever still

~ By Marjorie Pezzoli / Christina Chin

(photo by Marjorie Pezzoli)

editors note:

We all want that look of eternal polish in the (world without) end. (This marks the 3rd poem accepted by Christina Chin. Now she is our newest Contributing Poet. Welcome, Christina!) – mh clay

Lure

December 11, 2023  :: 0 comments

the irresistible lure

of her presence

fallen by

the dry beer tap

in and out of consciousness

– Uchechukwu Onyedikam (in italics) &
– Christina Chin

editors note:

No capture, just coma. (This is a collaborative work between 2 poets; one a Contributing Poet from Nigeria, the other a guest poet from Malaysia.) – mh clay

2 Tanka: Crow & Moon

October 30, 2022  :: 0 comments

1

the huntsmen’s
hasty retreat

cry of the crow
with funeral eyes
unto dust we shall return

2

midnight moon
shivers of her labor
water breaking

the cry of a newborn
in the bush

— Christina Chin (in italics) &
— Uchechukwu Onyedikam

editors note:

From dust we come, to dust we go. (This is a collaborative work between 2 poets; one from Malaysia, the other from Nigeria. It’s a mad world, indeed.) – mh clay