Toil: A Poem by Caitlin McGregor

*trigger warning: sexual and physical abuse; violence against women, violence against children*   Toil   like stones being swallowed into a little girl’s stomach, a baby drops from its mother’s birth canal face first into a pit of barbed wire   I was raped on…

A Letter To My Father

by Daniella Trimboli   Lately I have been recalling a confrontation I had with you in my late teens about ‘boat people’. It was not the ‘boat people’ confrontation where I, outraged by your comments, stormed out of the house, jumped into my ’85 Corolla and burned down…

Wings of Promised Chain: a poem by Naz

  He slept with bombs exploding in his head Singing quietly what his mother had said Of a sunny world that would take his hand Alas he didn’t know it was No Man’s Land   He voyaged far on tears of many souls Scratched by…