December 22-28, 2014: Dina Khan and Dave Migman

Dina Khan and Dave Migman

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Dina Khan
belle.deena@gmail.com

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Dina Khan is, a Ukrainian born, artist living in Paris, France since 2008. She explores different mediums of self-expression from photography, video editing and painting to writing and performing arts. Her web-page: http://dinakhanfr.tumblr.com/

The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Dina Khan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

The Motherland

the whirls of wind
lick bare bones of the road
like a tongue kisses dry lips.

broken and dreamy,
the body of earth spreads over horizon.

the black soil patches, the stone pits,
bruises and wounds
run aimlessly into
the future.

a curious land I hardly know
expands over horizon,
this is the Motherland.

the motionless body that brought me to life.
the mother, an unknown stranger,
the land I never walked.
torn apart by poverty…
God is here alone.

I crawl like an animal
and think –
of me, of love,
of insane luck that spared my life.

 


Dave Migman
davemigman@yahoo.co.uk

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Dave Migman is a stone carver and writer living in Edinburgh. his work has appeared in Neon Highway, Camel Saloon, The Rialto and a novel The Wolf Stepped Out is available through Doghorn Publishing.

The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Dave Migman and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Stilted

i heard your hollow laugh
i remember now
in the clarity of flashback
that my mouth no longer worked
as the rain hissed in the drains
i staggered back home
looking for a battle I never found
(didn’t I curse your dead mothers?)
cackling down the phone
bottle getting lighter
as I passed necropolis and toasted
the living tombstones
of flickering lights
to return to the cavern
kicking off my boots
she stirred in the bed
growled
and turned
out the lights