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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