Introducing Young Poet: Ankita Saxena

Ankita is a Lon­don based poet (BAR poet) who has recently begun per­form­ing. Check out her stuff, and remem­ber her name!

 

Splinters

Home is where the heart is, but
if you look real close, you’ll see the blood
clot in the arter­ies.

It’s all fest­iv­ity on the out­side: fairy
lights on the freshly trimmed
Christ­mas tree, pho­tos

strewn on bath­room walls,
the mantle piece. Homes are cata­logued
by deck chairs and bed steads, all wood
and plaster and DIY.

But, if you squint your eyes, you’ll see
the slits through every slammed
door, the chop­ping board

behind the crys­tal cut fruit bowl,
the first times and last times lined up
like tomb stones wait­ing to come to life
every single fight, every single night.

Because rela­tion­ships lose value
as quickly as the five-seat­er in the drive­way,
in the locked gar­age, in the scrapyard.

And they say: ‘Home is where the heart is’
but if you look real close, you’ll see the blood clots
in the arter­ies, and the

beat beat, beat beat, beat beat, slow
so much, there’s noth­ing there at all.

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Lana Bell

Lana Bell

Author / Poetry Edit­or at I Am Hip-Hop 
Lana Bell, is an eight­een year old Lon­don­er who is based in Bris­tol. She is an emer­ging Spoken Word Artist, and the Poetry Edit­or for I Am Hip-Hop Magazine. She has been writ­ing for a dec­ade; though she has only been per­form­ing on from the age of fif­teen. She got into Hip-Hop music at four­teen, and she found a massive interest in Old Skl Sounds and the out­let that Hip-Hop music offered her.

About Lana Bell

Lana Bell
Lana Bell, is an eighteen year old Londoner who is based in Bristol. She is an emerging Spoken Word Artist, and the Poetry Editor for I Am Hip-Hop Magazine. She has been writing for a decade; though she has only been performing on from the age of fifteen. She got into Hip-Hop music at fourteen, and she found a massive interest in Old Skl Sounds and the outlet that Hip-Hop music offered her.

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