Mossy confession

Mossy confession

I pretend an easy smile
Shrunk from not wearing
Often through weary walks
Shaming snails at ease

Bowers cool hang low
Groveling with my tussle
And I hand my coat
With grudge to thorny hedges

The calf path forks
Afar away quarrelling
And in the distance
Fog pours fast hasty

I watch them nervous
Flowing into my vapid
Bearing my pretence
A sacrifice sturdy

Cry till such moment
As the weariness wears off
I wish I could pretend
To lay virid sans scoff

Sudha Srivatsan was born and raised in India. Her work has appeared in several journals including Commonline Journal, Tower Journal, the Germ Magazine, Carcinogenic, Indiana Voice Journal, Bewildering Stories, Leaves of Ink, Mused Literary Review, Subterranean Blue, Corner Club press, BlazeVox, MadSwirl, BurningWord, The Stray branch, and inbetweenhangovers among others. Her works have been translated into French and were also selected to be part of Storm Cycle’s 2015 Best Of anthology.

Atget, Eugène. (2018). Parc de Saint-Cloud. [Matte albumen silver print from glass negative] New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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