A digital magazine on sexuality, based in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

Fiction & Poetry

Two Poems: ‘Only sometimes’ & ‘No filter’

Only sometimes   Sometimes my love is as expansive as the earth itself Patient None of the restlessness of a filly High-strung and bounding with purpose it is yet to realise Sometimes I could lie back and watch you from this distance At ease Knowing without reason that it is enough to love and not…
An impression of red lips on a white surface.

I will meet you post quarantine

A kiss for the side of your neck One for the last of your back For a year that we couldn’t meet I will meet you in December And warm up the year-long winter Digital ropes on your white wrists Each moan like expensive porcelain crashing on slippery marble I will clothe your body in…

There I sat down and wept

“Be yourself, Sarah. Awkward smiles, empty silences, weird laughter, and all. It’s just a part of being human. Loving someone physically is never not awkward. Even if it’s a monogamous relationship. It’s only the comfort of familiarity that makes you think otherwise.”
A low angle photograph of whitish coloured pillars/columns on a building

Constructing Pillars

Unbiased academic                                                                  Pillars   Stand rock hard and Straight-shoot to the sky.                                                         Pillars   My teacher tells me all study Is academic, we leave no one out.                                            Pillars We walk hand in hand. We queue From tall to short and other arrangements Of categorisation. Pillars On the day they spill juice on me –…

Murderously simple thing

"She rightly read the moment while I stumbled through a second-hand text." – Jeanette Winterson   But second-hand texts lay out generations of patterns and internalised mess How else to mitigate effect other than read, analyse, process and beware. Be vigilant Words Words that compress Hide, elide, oppress But words Words that can also be…

Jessica Singh’s Poetry

SPREAD. BUT NOT READ   I feel like you walk over me, all over me, Your gait was long and my expanse vast, I lengthened to measure up to you, To bear you is what I knew. Every step you needed, kneaded me, Every step you beaded, pleaded with me. I sniffed the passion you…