MUMBLED WORDS ON A PAGE by MARK OOI

A poem that was born in the midst of contemplation, as lights went out in a room. What if someone, Switched off all the lights, And plunged us, Into the dark, Dancing, In shadows no longer existent, A dozen pirouettes, The waltz behind a hymn, Worries that plagued us, Now light as a feather.   [...]

3.5: THE CONTEMPORARY CONDITION

In a contemporary world, how do we find means of connection? In issue 3.5, we deliberate on the  methods in which communication and connections can be forged and formed through  a multitude of devices and avenues – not just through text messaging but through the very same way in which we allow ourselves creative escapes…

A GAIN by JULLIANNE FAYE ONG

From Issue 2, Iron in the Fire - May 2017. “Are you happy?” Floundering, tossed around in spuming waves, I am lost. Then I’m pulled under, by her stare, and the world around me silences. A vacuum crushes my lungs and burrows a hole into my chest. Wordlessly, chillingly, her stare dives into mine and [...]