Photography © Jennifer Matthews



I spent the whole night staring at my window
Looking at the vehicles passing by
People, laughing and crying and running around
Until the clock struck twelve
Everything went quiet
The crying of the dogs came to a stop
Even the moon hid somewhere behind the shadows
All that was left in the sky were the stars
So far away that their light can’t even touch the earth
As if the universe is stripped of its glare
Still when the sun is yet to wake,
My ghosts and visions call out to me
It’s been months since I’ve had a dream
It’s been months since I’ve fallen asleep


Asit Nagle: “I’m 16 years of age and not short of desires and distractions. I seek to explore the various escapades and exploits of my my youth. I love listening to music (I am a musician myself – I can sing, play the guitar and the fiddle) and I’m very fond of literature. I hate the sun, I admire the nights, and I have a serious thing for rains.”

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.