Essentials

Bring back the rain, Tired of this desert plain, Fill in cracks with sparks, No to lumberjacks. Blowing bagpipes of rust, return to the dust. --- Hello to the raindrops Goodbye to the clocks Birds returning in flocks On the cusp of ravages Prove you are no savages ---- Relinquish the neon Look further, up…

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Ruby the Cat – Issa Dioume

(Writing by Issa Dioume & Picture: by artist - V) Sometimes, before shutting my eyelids and drifting into deep slumber, I imagine a miniscule-looking black cat standing firmly atop clouds, around midnight; bathing in the moonlight. Like a piece of charcoal in the night's sky; only made visible by the grey clouds beneath its paws…