In dark vestiges
When spirit pervades
And Freud rules
I Ruminate
Where be your kind?
Morphosed in memory
Travelling the horns
Of West and East
Capturing Kingdom
Lucidly spreading light
Where be that cherished
Horse you enslaved
No gold you carried alas.
And the king of swamp
Swamped you forgave
Oft, I think
Your kind was a rarity
For now we enjoy
Mockery of Chivalry


“Food for Thought” © Stacy Esch


Aiman Abdullah (b. 1986) is a writer and poet, with works published in magazines. She is also a performer of spoken words. She lives in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and is a practicing lawyer.

Stacy Esch lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania, teaching English at West Chester University. Digital art and photography are the twin passions that compete alongside her interest in writing, reading, songwriting, and gardening. She has previously published works in Ibbetson Street, Turkshead Review and wordriver literary review. She has produced cover art for chapbooks by Kenneth Pobo (Save My Place and Placemats) and her artwork is featured at Spruce Alley Press, where she published a colorful 2014 Calendar as well as distinctive illustrations for the chapbook, When The Light Turns Green.