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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Beverly M. Collins
  Dalia Elmanzalawy
  John Grey
  Grant Guy
  David Herrle
  Colin James
  Ron Lucas
  Peter Magliocco
  Nate Maxon
  Stephen Mead
  Rajnish Mishra
  Diana Rosen
  Jeanne Marie Spicuzza
  Mark States
  Kallista A Thompson
  David Thornbrugh
  Alyssa Trivett
  Lynn White
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Rajnish Mishra
November 2018



photo by marie c lecrivain

    Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India. He is the editor of PPP Ezine, a poetry ezine. He has a blog on poetry, poetics and aesthetic pleasure:
PPP Ezine



My City Rises

My city rises like water and breaks
bounds like a river in spate,
from within, in me, around me,
and fills everything up. It’s stronger
than any known power in range:
television sounds, the whistling pressure cooker,
the shouts of vegetable vendors, and other
Sunday concerns hovering overhead and around.

The metaphor of water rising slowly up,
touching the skin every inch up
and the skin registering it all
closely, completely, clearly – translated to the abstract,
of a slow and sure rise of memories, thoughts and emotions.
It may have happened with many other losses,
but happened with only one loss of mine:
that of my home, my city, my place.

copyright 2018 Rajnish Mishra