Joel Schueler has a BA(Hons) in English Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has just finished his first novel and his works have been accepted across eight different countries in over two dozen publications including Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Bangalore Review & The Brasilia Review.
The old narrow wooden streets of claustrophobia
with market traders of differing sizes and health
are adjoined by newer streets of manifold young gazers
arrested in their stare, filling the old greyish walls;
the walls whose faces too receive the slanted backs
of snake charmers of authentic calibre and barterers aplenty.
The old streets like those of Middle-Age England;
her dusty grounds and shacked-up street sellers align the city
and lie opposite this Western modern face.
All poems on this post: © Joel Schueler
Published with the permission of Joel Schueler