Glass Poetry Press

Volume Two Issue Two

Ashok Niyogi

Jim Corbett Periphery

mango flowers smell like mango fruit intensely nice this year mangoes will conquer evil no walking away from beneath the shade of the mango tree in the Jim Corbett museum they have preserved a leopard half eaten by a python when women climb up trees for firewood in the baked afternoons I have this intense need for drinking water now the spotted deer have gone to sleep in this world there is no evil just response to stimuli and dark leopard walking away from controlled forest fires made with fallen leaves and this summer we will gorge on mangoes served with incense on gigantic lemon peels