Rigorous
Volume Five, Issue 1



Such Is Life

Imogen Arate


Ant contently drinks
Honey water pools like wine
Waitress sounds death knell 



Imogen Arate: “I am an award-winning Asian-American poet and writer and the Executive Producer and Host of ’Poets and Muses,’ an award-winning weekly poetry podcast. I have written in four languages and published in two. My work was most recently featured in The Opiate, ChArt Journal 2020, The New Verse News and dyst Literary Journal.”




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