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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Nikita Parik is a 22 year old poet from Calcutta, India. She holds a bachelors degree in English from the University of Calcutta, and is currently pursuing Masters in Linguistics from the same. Her works have appeared in The Voices, Femficatio, The Commonline Journal, Blackmail Press, Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI), eFiction India, A Billion Stories, Ann Arbor Review: An International Journal Of Poetry, Open Road Literary Review, Aainanagar, and others.

Nikita Parik


Witch Rant

See that lone figure that sings
Amidst paint-lettered winds?
She's, in fact, a cataclysmic Witch.

Yes, yes, the one with sea-waves
For hair; the one who dreams and raves
Of strangish things.

Like hickeys from a forbidden fling
The moles against her warm, pale skin
Brim with secrets deliciously grim.

She moves about with dark finesse
Through her personal army of lazaruses–
Creating her own catafalques and coffins.

Yes yes, the one with sea waves
For hair; the one who dreams and raves
Of strangish things....