Two Poems by Nikhil Nath

Photography © Allison Goldin

 

Toothpaste

I can
burn

toothpaste for the
color

of soap and the
aroma

of old memories,
stealing

from the chamber of
secrets,

all those words
driven

by a late
train.

 

Photography © Allison Goldin
Photography © Allison Goldin

 

Rewarding

This guitar
I sold to

Jimi Hendrix
for a rewarding

session with
Truman Capote

and bled into
those red lips

of Marilyn
screened by Andy Warhol.

 

Nikhil Nath has been writing poetry for eighteen years. He has been published in various magazine in India, the USA and the UK. Nikhil Nath is his pen name. He lives and works from Kolkata, India. “Write rubbish, but write”, said Virginia Woolf.This is Nikhil’s maxim for writing. Allegro, Aji, Ink salt and Tears, Laughing Dog (Poem of the Month),Ehanom, Ithica Lit, Germ Magazine Leaves of Ink, Linden Avenue, Pif Magazine Oddball, Subtle Tea, Straight Forward Poetry have recently accepted his work.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in California. Her work is a collection of spontaneous drawings from the imagination. The most common link throughout her art are the semi-recognizable creatures scattered amongst and bringing together the surrounding doodles.