Warmth escapes like sunshine reflecting off
a jarred window.
Days feel cold and pages lie still, unmoved by the constant
whirring of the fan.
My hands quiver in fear when I come to think of
how you have so easily become like the things you surround
The word I am most afraid to say about you
now slips from my tongue as helplessly as
sand from a holed-out, rusting vessel.
Trivarna Hariharan is an author whose work appears in various literary magazines, zines and journals such as Textploit, Writers Asylum, Literature Studio, TheOriginalVanGoghsEarAnthology, A Penny for a Thought, Orange Almonds, The Bougainvillea Lit Road Magazine, and elsewhere. She serves as the editor-in-chief at Inklette and is the Head Officer for Journalism at Redefy. Her first poetry collection, Home and Other Places, is being published by Nivasini Publishers and is slated for a 2016 release. She believes strongly in the power of art to bring about a change.
Natalie Chyi is an 18-year-old from Hong Kong who has recently moved to London, where she will be studying law for the next three years. She started photography to capture moments and pretty things/people/light/scenes as she sees them, and that idea is what continues to fuel all of her work. Find more of her work on nataliechyi.com, Facebook, or Tumblr.