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The Sky Salutes

By Shailja Sharma

THE SKY SALUTES

To those who patiently listen behind the stutter
To those who smile at an untended feeling hidden in a tantrum
To those who see the chance of fire in the rub of two stones
Lighting up pathways in a dark forest
The sky salutes 

To those who nod at words spoken from a distant alley
To those who shake hands with the person and not their credentials
To those who drag the sun amidst a hundred clouds
Sparking a hope on the solemn face of Earth
The sky salutes 

The sky salutes by embracing them in a bright-yellow hug 
And by sprinkling confetti around the moon
The sky celebrates them floating orange petals at their sun-set
And covering their heads with eternity
The sky simply salutes 

Shailja Sharma is a mental health provider and a multilingual author.  Apart from scholarly publication, her literary writings have been nationally/internationally published. 

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