The spectrum of truth unbinds perceptions
If you listen carefully,
there is verity
under every lie that salts our wounds
Like the breaker-
that seasons beaches
of grit and unease
contains real kelp of solid green
Unpatterned, unbidden our weaknesses
sing tales of truth
These seahorses of our caged soul anemones,
that we tame
in a lifetimes’ growing
They reflect our reality
with an inerrant knowing
Would you like to play some more?
With who you are
Before its twilight,
before its noon tide?
Before the foam curls too high and mighty
and consumes your final shore?
A MA from Kings College, London, Aparna is a writer, theatre producer, and award- winning furniture designer. A popular Spoken Word poet, she performs at events across venues in India. Her page poetry has appeared/ is forthcoming in literary journals such as Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, The Visitant, The Same, Leaves of Ink, The Paragon Journal, Califragile, Duane’s Poetree, A Writer’s Haven Blog, et al. She lives with her 3-year-old son and husband in Pune, India. You can connect with her on Facebook.