“crow” by Lakshmi Mitra

“crow” by Lakshmi Mitra

crow

my mother she
gathers crows’ eyes
at dawn. i find loneliness
easier when it’s just me and no
voices. lights out. sometimes the
birds sing their last songs while
the sun is rising. it’s hard to break
the surface, my dreams are full of
crows’ wings. i hang between
two fading worlds. children
make shadows on the wall
during blackouts. i
lose myself like
a crow in the
night.

 

Lakshmi Mitra is a 19 year old college student living in Kolkata who occasionally frustrates herself into a bout of writing. When not doing so, she can be found reading, studying, craving sleep, and complaining. She is mostly polite, a lousy conversationalist, and doesn’t like sudden movements. Therefore, it comes as a great surprise to her that her cats still don’t like her. She blogs at anotherwinterheart.tumblr.com.

Category : Issue One June 2016 Tags : ,