Photography © Luis Lázaro Tijerina


House of our forgotten past

I mourn the shadows
those misty monsters,
cladded in the nostalgia
in the mosaic of our inner integument

taking a pound of flesh
for every time I go down that path
that path–
trodden with spikes of the pointy memories

gnawing at my solace
there is always resistance
a slight glitch,
in wiping out that dust

darkening of the window sill
time blackens everything
with that thin-film of the powdered dust
of my pulverized dreams

as the cobwebs get thick
and windows get dusty
those warm magnolias
dying again in the pink vase
/memories stripping off/

the chipped walls
peeling off gracefully
and nails getting rusty
in the house
of our forgotten past.


Megha Sood is an Award-Winning Poet, Editor, Author, Blogger, and Literary Activist based in New Jersey, USA. She is a Poetry Editor at MookyChick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner in the project “Life in Quarantine” with Stanford University, USA. Works widely featured in journals, anthologies, magazines, etc. Author of Chapbook (My Body is Not an Apology, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (My Body Lives Like a Threat, FlowerSongPress,2021).Recipient of Poet Fellowship 2021, National Level Winner Spring Mahogany Lit Prize, and Three-Time State-level winner of NJ Poetry Contest.

Luis Lázaro Tijerina was born in Salina, Kansas. Mr. Tijerina has a Master of Art degree in history, concentration being military history and diplomacy. He is a published author of military theory, short stories, essays and poetry. Mr. Tijerina resides in Vermont.