Lifeless by Trivarna Hariharan

window waiting girl standing
Photo courtesy of Natalie Chyi

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
yourself with.

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.





TrivarnaTrivarna 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, Facebook, or Tumblr.

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… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.


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