local_library Evocation

by Sravani Singampalli

Published in Issue No. 255 ~ August, 2018

The pillows on my bed

Are not stuffed with cotton.

They are stuffed with

My mother’s old sarees

And lots of other childhood memories.

The picture hanging there on the wall

Is still full of vigour and charm.

The nail hammered into the wall

Ten years ago with precision

Appears rusty yet very strong

Unlike decaying minds

And constipated thoughts.

The flower vase gifted

To my aunt

Is a part of the soil now

In their backyard.

It hasn’t lost its shape

Just the colour has faded

And its scratches have deepened.

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Name of the poet: Sravani singampalli            Email id: srvscool@gmail.com                        Bio: Sravani singampalli is a published writer and poet from India. Her works have appeared in Scarlet Leaf Review, Spillwords press, Criterion journal, Setu bilingual journal, Whispers, Labyrinthine Passages journal, Indian Ruminations and many others. Her poems are also forthcoming in Leaves of Ink, Kitaab international, Formercactus, Gone Lawn journal, Vox Poetica, The Pangolin Review, The Blue Nib and elsewhere.