Tag Archives: #sci-fi

Time machine

It was a memorable
Moment when
You brought home
The news

For the first time
They knew
That the time
Would renew

& they go forward
In a time machine
To live out regret

Only this time
There’d be a chance
To do it all over again
But differently this time

Counting notes
Counting rythms
This is my favourite


We’re singing

We’re going

& going

The matrix
It takes you
Away from
All wrong

Fixing the
Of all what
Went wrong

The first
Of September

Skip to

But wait
A memorable

No I don’t either
It got lost
In the æther

© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: a poem for day 11 of a month of poetry 2021.

For the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘memorable’

Featured image by Christopher Burns from Unsplash

On Saturn’s turn

Photo by NASA from Unsplash

It’s Saturday

& I think about

How once upon a

Saturn’s turn

I saved you

Out of

Incredible love

& fathomless


A celestial

Fairy tale



I couldn’t bear

The absence

Of you

From our worlds

From our words

From that



Of you

That day I […]

On Saturn’s turn

© Niliema Karkhanis

The projectionist

Photo by Noom Peerapong from Unsplash


what life lurks

in starlight

the moonlight

holds secrets

when life


had lost

all meaning

even within

the confines

of beauty


still we went



a fairy’s

empty nest

wherein lay

no answers

just another day



mortal wound

is nothing

if not

distracting […]

The projectionist

© Niliema Karkhanis

About this

Songs for now is a fictional world-building platform. Poetry is a very personal form. & there is great non-fiction poetry which I love. To me, poetry is a fiction genre; in terms of where it fits in with literature, the realm of writing, & with respect to my work.

Creative writers draw from observations & experiences & abstract them to create made up stories or, in the case of poetry in particular, impressions & reflections. That is what I am doing here.

I call it a world-building platform because that’s an interest of mine & I view my work as in conversation with world/word-building across genres.

I draw a lot from sci-fi & fantasy, as well as from poetry, art, games, comic books, graphic design & literature, music, film, prose, philosophy, theatre, & of course real life things I’ve observed.

Songs for Now is a multiverse. It is a set of stories about many characters, fragments, imagery, illustrations of space & time.

It’s not about me

It’s from me

To you

© Niliema Karkhanis

Reference photo by Zaksheuskaya from Pexels

The trees eat the suns eat the trees: an other-worldly song

We bike

Sparkling roads

Under trees

Eating breeze

The trees eat

The suns eat the trees


Flowers in seas


Meet the moons

The trees eat

The suns eat the trees

In evenings

Our bones


With notes

All their own

The trees eat

The suns meet the trees

© Niliema Karkhanis

The trees eat the suns eat the trees: an other-worldly song

Where the robots live

Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels

2 trains away

Is where they stay

Mended cells

They fix themselves

Their wounds & wires

Hold every tell

Where the robots live

In the corners of the city

Now happy

All electricity

© Niliema Karkhanis

Note: This piece was formed out of a concept I was working with in the summer of 2020. This will be the first in a series of coming works entitled: Where the Robots Live. Please stay tuned dear blogosphere. 💜🤖