Are at times just that
They cannot fill
That aching darkness
That vortex in your middle
All the light gets drawn in
And you stand
There’s nothing
You know that
You are as alone
As when you entered
Yet dragging on is
The order of the day
And little comfort it is
To see others creep crawl walk run
Existence is
Pretty boring
At times
And yet you live
For those moments
When the sun breaks through
Awed by the beauty of the sight
Moments of serendipity
When the world and you
Work together in unison
And you realise the speck that you are
Have that place in the sands
Which continue
To sift, move
And at that moment
Nothing else matters.

©Vineetha Mekkoth

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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

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