Featured Illustration: Lara Paulussen


Splatter of maroon across the canvas

Neighboring pine trees

Tickling lush green bushes


Light playfully resiles from the trees

Their silhouettes 


In light autumn breeze


The cold is comforting

Matching our despondence

Instead of bright lights

Stretching lips 

Into smiles

That take precedence 


The hush of the streets

Leaves room for voices

The cold of nights

Leave room for warm



The world

Stirred into

Fumes of hot chocolate

Enveloping marshmallows

We savour

With loved ones

Sanjana Karthik

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