By Uma Gowrishankar
3.20 P.M. the sun on the palm frond breathes salt and the breeze sets inland the water sweeps in linen tides waves dither in a band of silver, the cursive script scrolls end of the day the grey of her eyes washes a thousand beach moonflowers faces pressed on dark silt, their pollen star her iris gravelly with shots of goldthread the sand rises in the silk he holds against her skin
Uma Gowrishankar’s poems have appeared in online and print journals that include Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-21, Poetry at Sangam, City: A Journal Of South Asian Literature, Qarrtsiluni, Vayavya, Entropy, Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, Curio Poetry. Her full-length collection of poetry ‘Birthing History’ was published by Leaky Boot Press.
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