Illustration by Garima Mahajan

Apocalypse by its Tail


Illustration by Garima Mahajan
Illustration by Garima Mahajan

The world’s problem is solved
The poet winds up his job
and plucks tamarind from the trees
For young girls who love its taste.
In the night, he guards his touch-me nots
from impatient dew and winds.


About the Author

Arul Benito

“The poem is a meditation of poetry’s purpose in a utopia”

Arul Benito Gerard is a poet from Hyderabad, India. His poetry has appeared in Cerebration and Lehigh Valley Vanguard.


About the Illustrator

Garima Mahajan

Garima Mahajan is our proofreader and photographer who lives in a yellow spaceship that’s drifting in a wormhole. When she’s not reading, you can find her taking pictures of windows, or planning world domination.


Apocalypse by its tail is one of the many amazing submissions we have received for the third edition of the literary collection The Machinery.

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