[ Issue 7 / November 2013]

In the mornings
I am nameless, faceless

a patchwork of bits of yesterday
appliquéd to a floating tomorrow

Hopes make a soft fistula between the
fingers I keep crossed for today

Sunlight arrives like therapy
Yet, darkness lingers in the iris, in the spine

Moments are dust
to be shaken off and floated

with riverine intentions
into the sea of time

Vinita Agrawal is a Mumbai based writer and poet. Her poems have been published in Asiancha, Constellations, The Fox Chase Review, Spark, The Taj Mahal Review, CLRI, SAARC Anthologies, Kritya.org, Touch-The Journal of healing, Museindia, Everydaypoets.com, Mahmag World Literature, The Criterion, The Brown Critique, Contemporary Literary Review of India (CLRI), Twenty20journal.com, Sketchbook, Poetry 24, Mandala, and have found place in several international anthologies. Her poem was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011 by CLRI. She received a prize from MuseIndia in 2010. Her poem was awarded a prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2013.