Slip Away by Sudha Srivatsan

I dream of a soul
Staying back to relish
A sky lit shore

Fields of corn snicker
Caressing raw soles
Of my earthly ears

The scarlet ibis bare
A flicker of ray
To warm my faith

A lone cotton bud
Deliberates her way
To resist puckish rains

And no arable space
Or estivating seedlings
Lend me a hand
To paint my portrait

Sudha Srivatsan was born and raised in India. Her work has appeared in a range of journals including Commonline Journal, Tower Journal, the Germ Magazine, Carcinogenic, Burningword Literary Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Bewildering Stories, Leaves of Ink, Mused Literary Review, Subterranean Blue, Corner Club press, BlazeVox, MadSwirl, Postcard Poems, Sheepshead Review among others. Her work was also selected to be part of Storm Cycle’s 2015 Best Of anthology.

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