Fey

First published in Dissent Voice

Freedom is fey.
It eludes, seduces
with wafting winds,

flits with clouds
across borders
that divide. Yet

for that fence,
Freedom supped
on the blood of men.

But did she come?
This Freedom with
her promise 

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Three Poems by Mitali Chakravarty

First published in Lothlorien Journal

A Bug’s Fantasy

 

A light bug hovers near a bulb,

part of a multitudinous crowd

attracted by the brilliance of the

shine. This life of mine, the insect

 

thinks, is precious and I will glitter

with brightness, be recognised for

my refulgence. I am beautiful and

unique. My fame will spread far,

 

obliterate even the lamp, the

sun, the stars, the moon. A blind...

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