Kitsch under the Marmosa

Crimson pontiff.
Inoculated grizzlies.
A charred poster
with serrated edge,
bargained for at the crossroads.
Tainted smear of gray
at the wizened temples;
Threadbare negligee
of gold and green,
gaudy like some ill-formed
daguerreotype of old.
Armorial trophies,
once brazen
now impotent,
adorn the acorn-shaped
prison cell,
encased between the
wrangling wreaths of yesterday.

Aneesha Roy

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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