Draw curvatures that get somewhere
unlike the now vaporized words written
with gel pen ink. Sketch a roadside cafe
in Paris with epic proportions. Rain falls
with exaggeration. It is not common
but bind the book as saddle stitched
that can be taken out in public spaces –
trains, gardens, outside in the rain.
Three flowers have grown since last
summer but more numbers is a start.
Walk the streets as if you carry vacant
and damp parking lots inside yourself.

Sneha Subramanian Kanta


An awardee of the prestigious GREAT scholarship, Sneha Subramanian Kanta reads for her second postgraduate degree in England. She is the recipient of the Alfaaz (Kalaage) prize for her poem ‘At Dusk With the Gods’ and the co-founder of Parentheses Journal, a literary initiative that operates across hybrid spheres. Her work is forthcoming in Rise Up Review, Bindweed Magazine, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle and elsewhere.

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