“Alien Offerings” © Jury S. Judge


a world gone viral

the virus came, it took
in its wake came peace
the sudden apprehension
gobbled up your greed

gave you a deserved fit
this glorious antivirus of earth
every harsh, gentle, cruel, kind
submit to its deadly mirth

everyone is alike
only as the gravedigger goes

but, alas, in nature’s eyes
there’s no divide
every who’s who
every who nobody knew
are lined-up dominoes


Nitya Swaruba is a lover of words. As simple as that. She began writing poetry from late 2014. She published her first book of poems, One Flew Over The Heart, in 2018.

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, writer, poet, and cartoonist. Her “Astronomy Comedy” cartoons are published in Lowell Observatory’s quarterly publication, The Lowell Observer. She has been interviewed on the television news program, ‘NAZ Today’ for her work as a political cartoonist. Her artwork has been widely featured in over one hundred and twenty five literary magazines such as, Blue Mesa Review, The Tishman Review, Blue Moon Review, and The Ignatian Literary Journal. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.