Rigorous
Volume Three, Issue 3



melatonin

Atsushi Ikeda


             melting
over my fizzfuzz
     scalp, stars perc
                     -olate my
              open
       skull.

tingling probe
     oceanhush     (wash) until
blankethands hold
a chemically blanked

mind      [bracket]ed
between the cusp
of a river’s cheeks,

    the solitary (i)
      drenched in
    purest     smile.

        [      midnight is      ]
           [ a single star ]
              [dropped]
    between[her]teeth.


Atsushi Ikeda: "I am a 2nd year uni student who plays round with poetry and music. Work has appeared in the McGill Tribune, Montreal Writes, and Radix Magazine. Head lodged in the clouds, hands locked in a groove."




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