The sun was setting low on the beach, Sinking into the depths of the golden sea. Motionless, we sat on the sand silently Unnoticed, the night descended rather quickly. A flock of flamingos gathered near the shoreline Stalking crabs, pecking at retreating waves Flapping their wings, they did a peculiar dance We sat enchanted, watching the flamingo sunset
Days drag on, stretching into eternity But I cross sand dunes of time, staggering Night falls, in half moonlit balconies A few stars peep out from behind clouds The whirring of fans bring me back here But that eerie silence stretches on still Darkness cloaks me in a hushed ambush
Deprived of sleep, restless, I toss about Another night folds into my empty blanket Desperately I try to ignore the haunting Screams, mere flashbacks of memories past
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I feel extremely honoured and humbled to share with you all today that two of my poems got featured in this collection. There are works of art, pieces of prose, poems and some short stories in this anthology. But the best thing about it is the fact that it’s a completely women led project, starting from contributors to the editors. If you would like to explore a diverse range of contemporary Indian women’s writing, this would be a good start.
Special thanks to editors, Reema and Semeen, for their hardwork, unflinching motivation and immense patience in making our dreams a reality, despite the pandemic and its resulting chaos on the production process of this book.
My featured poems include – The Big Blue, To a lonely ghost