Rat Mummy

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

(photo by Marjorie Pezzoli)

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

– Christina Chin &
– Marjorie Pezzoli (in italics)

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


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


the huntsmen’s
hasty retreat

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


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