by Joshua Effiong
O tender sunset, O safe landings,
an onset of beauty lost before bloom.
O purple breath, O blushing heart,
soft rain bleaching rainbow off the sky.
O deleted files, O unripe memories,
give me the crumbs in your rusty teeth.
O treacherous wind, blowing a staggering smile
off blistered faces. A stranger faraway.
Joshua Effiong is a writer and digital artist from the Örö people of Nigeria. Author of a poetry chapbook Autopsy of Things Left Unnamed(2020). His works has been published or forthcoming in 580 split, Wrongdoing Magazine, Vast Literary Press, Native Skin and elsewhere. He tweets @JoshEffiong
Marina Outwater is a writer, photographer, traveler, ice hockey player, and, most importantly, a mother of twin boys.