The Presence

You were buried deep within –
sleeping through years of
layered darkness, hesitations and
altered voices –
a Delphic, shiny, beautiful
presence –
recently lost to stars –
caused you to wake up:
you rushed out – urgently,
adding sparkles in the air as you went –
while, stirred by your presence,
I followed you.

Sanchita Chatterjee is a photographer, writer and researcher based in New Delhi, India. Her photos and writings have been published in various magazines and newspapers in India and elsewhere, academic journals, and travel portals. www.sanchitachatterjee.com

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