Kashiana Singh

Architecture of Death: Kashiana Singh

Architecture of death

rooms after dead people
are like wells
an aroma of velvet lichen
that glisten over narrow
curves of its walls
the water within
stagnant, brackish, mute

rooms after dead people
are like wells
people peering inside
the bodice of its edge
their shadows blooming
weeping willows resting
against embalmed edges

homes after its people
are like aborted wombs
the haunting wiggle of
life forever wagging its
tail at every new guest
the taste of carcasses
so particular

Kashiana Singh embodies the essence of her TEDx talk - Work as Worship into her every day. She proudly serves as Poetry Editor for Poets Reading the News. Her poems can be found on Rattle, Poets Reading the News, Oddball Magazine, Café Dissensus, amongst others. Kashiana’s chapbook Crushed Anthills from Yavanika Press in 2020 is a journey through 10 cities and she is currently knitting a new collection, Woman by the door. She lives in Chicago, is moving to North Carolina, and carries all her geographical homes within her poetry.