All why’s and how’s,
The dangling grammer
held back just by a period.

Blues have reasons
Colour endorsed by vacuum
A flower nurtured
By an element missing.

Red roses
With colorless petals
Only thorns I hold.

Every prick is a de ja vu.
Making a palate of a darker blue.


Photography © Allison Goldin

Photography © Allison Goldin


All That Goes Down With The Sun

As day falls back
Ballerinas sweep past
Swaying their way
Sweeping a heart home.

I turn about the old tree
Brown concealing the age.
Untaxed for all business it carries
White of petals crystallize
Hovering over held hands
Babbies learning to cross road.

I smile in exchange for hundred more
Escaping into the realm
Held between open sky
Distant mountains and aged trees.
I walk the dawn, loose hands…


Rahul Mall is a passionate poet, writer and an artist who lives in the Kathmandu Valley, capital of Nepal. Having recently completed his Bachelors in commerce he is currently working in an advertising firm in Nepal. His works have been published in various online magazines and anthologies. He has also been featured on radio for his poetry. He believes that a paintbrush and a pen are the greatest weapons known to mankind and strives to learn and excel in both.

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.