Written by Gabriella Troy
Art by Elina Krima


time warps in a body’s
unnatural self-defense

denial and destiny pretend
rationed bread is honeyed

isolated victory of warmth
unending war against frostbite

fingers unfeeling and despondent
slipping down your cheek

dusty trails of soot and blood
nowhere to hold so plunge

enter dreams of marigolds
and sunshine rivers

drift me far away
i’m losing and lost

i must have let go
logic blurs with pretense

graveyard groaning questions
corpses without names

you and i among them
warped under life or death