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Friday, December 03, 2021


by Imogen Arate

When the waves come
you will remember my name
When the mountains melt
in the blaze of your misdeeds
you’ll beg for another chance
though you squandered them
in your privileged stance

calling your destruction 
into being you sealed every
egress to my escape and
annihilate yourself in turn
Then our gaze will meet again
and you’ll recognize your
anguish in my eyes

Imogen Arate is an award-winning Asian-American poet and writer and the Executive Producer and Host of Poets and Muses (, a weekly poetry podcast that won second place at National Federation of Press Women's 2020 Communications Contest. She has written in four languages and published in two. Her works were most recently published on The New Verse News and in Consilience and Rigorous. You can find her @PoetsandMuses on Twitter and Instagram.