Tanya "Jade Vine" Singh is an Indian trans, non-binary, panromatic asexual writer, poet and editor. Their work has appeared in Gone Lawn, Minola Review, Polyphony H.S, and elsewhere, and has been recognized by the Times of India and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest, among other places. They are the founder & editor-in-chief of The Cerurove, a literary & arts magazine. Find them on Twitter: @TanyaJVSingh.
Tanya "Jade Vine" Singh
thirteen fishes' shadows
i am shadows learning to speak languages.
tongue is not pretty, joy tells me when we are
songs to sleep in lumber. we are an evolved
mistake. i am certain dark that leaves in dark. a
mouth if you can speak tongue in 24 seconds.
there is not much logic in stories of ghost. i am
ghost with a mouth, gaping silence. sometimes
i waltz in empty rooms, i follow voices that
dance in empty rooms. look mother, i can
finally dance. i am thirteen fishes' shadow
beneath ocean loving a woman. only to learn
i am silhouette between a light and surface.