Poetry: Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Mia Ayumi Malhotra



Seen from here, your distant dark’s

a cut-paper silhouette,

spindles wild along the sea’s hem–

an endless forgetting.

Land springs from the impossible

seam between water & sky,

our shadows stretch then shorten,

smudge the hollows of your face

gray with stuck sand, sallow

light sucked in eyeholes, mouth.

A . . .

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