Poetry: 'Seas' by Donna Abraham Tijo




Waves like white peaks of Mt. Everest,

rugged,

rough.


Inconceivable valleys, deep


dark and

dreamy.


Into that abyss, her heart

urged

a dip.


The sea would buoy her up,

she knew.


Such a dive she wished her special child

take.

An end, if at all, worth a claim, worthy of forgiveness.


Does that make her a bad mother?





Donna Abraham Tijo is the author of ‘Or Forever Hold Your Peace’ (AuthorsUpfront, 2014). Her short stories have been published in The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 (Kitaab, 2021), ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Indian College Students’ (westland ltd, 2011) and ‘Escape Velocity’ (Write&Beyond, 2018). Her stories have also been published online at https://kitaab.org, https://loveinthetimeofcovidchronicle.com and https://villagesquareliterary.com.

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