blaring the loopholes
the out-of-body, walk in me
a lost remuneration
birthright apocalypse
paved roads with chalk signs

hours before we left
for the station
the Tupperware rice
went stale inside a crowd
a bus we got off
a fear of stampede

Warehorrors of the giant waves
sea level rise and a lost home
no going back where you came
from no matter how much money
you carry in your pockets,
no way to buy a past long gone

Bangladeshi-born Sujash Purna is a graduate student at Missouri State University. A poet based in Springfield, Missouri, he serves as an assistant poetry editor to Moon City Review. His poetry appeared in Naugatuck River Review, Kansas City Voices, Poetry Salzburg Review, English Journal, Stonecoast Review, Red Earth Review, Emrys Journal, Prairie Winds, Gyroscope Review, and others.

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