Size / / /

They modeled their hats
after the edges of the Machhapuchhre,
they smiled and their demons
went off to play with the yeti.

It did something to them—
living and dying under those eternal peaks,
carrying trekking gears across hill-trails
eventually up to the mountains.

The peaks shot out to the universe,
breaking the boundaries of the horizon.
They moved across the borders,
the lines of a child's stick figure drawing.

But in Ghoom Pahad,
even as they lived each day
amongst those of the slipping delta,
on land reserved,
only, barely, uncertainly for tomorrow
they said:
As long as we see snowcaps outside our window.

Ajapa Sharma is a student of history, occasional poet, culinary enthusiast, wild wolfish woman, singer in the shower and a trained stage manager.
Current Issue
6 Feb 2023

Beatriz Nogueira is fifteen years old when her life ends.
how humble it becomes after beliefs on it / burn up
Your quivering, alien shift from human to halfling to not-quite,   a carrion flower never in bloom, but burst.
Friday: Mundanity by Jonathan Carreau 
Issue 30 Jan 2023
By: Catherine Rockwood
By: Romie Stott
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Catherine Rockwood
Podcast read by: Romie Stott
Podcast read by: Maureen Kincaid Speller
Issue 23 Jan 2023
Issue 16 Jan 2023
Issue 9 Jan 2023
Strange Horizons
2 Jan 2023
Welcome, fellow walkers of the jianghu.
Issue 2 Jan 2023
Strange Horizons
Issue 19 Dec 2022
Issue 12 Dec 2022
Issue 5 Dec 2022
Issue 28 Nov 2022
By: RiverFlow
Translated by: Emily Jin
Load More
%d bloggers like this: