The Medley

is a twice-a-year literary journal run by the students of Hansraj College, University of Delhi. It is a repository of stories, poems and essays sent to us from around the world since 2018.


My diseases become your diseases after Kaveh Akbar

I do not know what to call this Only that it can kill me A love like this where there is a latch of your soul hiding in mine Sharing lead bits and nicotine molecules We are not truly alive, are we? Suppose we were and this world was a reflection of ecstasy Suppose we were and this world had magic in the ground, Would we have found each other then?

Please listen to me, Destruction is sort of a blessing. I know there is anger in the back of your eyes I know that rage is the highest degree of a litmus test for a human to show if there is a monster hidden But I have devoured you I have loved you so much that I cannot differentiate between eating your heart away-and carrying it with me.

Let's take two pages and write only each other's names Let's tell the world that the only way to love is to memorize the identity of a person

When I am walking I am also tracing the lines on your toes Can I ask you a question? If I were to love someone else, could you shapeshift?

my diseases become your diseases it is true, be too close to someone and you become a cannibal maybe we have been using synonyms of love all along maybe we haven't loved at all maybe we are just staring at each other till one of us growls and we are finished

Tiyasha Chaudhury

Tiyasha Chaudhury is a listed reviewer of major Global Publishing houses. An ardent reader of poetry; exploring Russian and German literature with peak interest. Two of her extended reviews have been published in the October Issue and March Issue of Kloud Nine Magazine whose chief editor is Ruskin Bond. She can be reached at @tiyashachaudhuryreads on Instagram.