Poetry: Evocation by Sravani Singampalli


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Sravani Singampalli is a published writer and poet from India. Her works have appeared and are forthcoming in Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Gone Lawn Journal, Criterion journal, Setu bilingual journal, Beneath the Rainbow and elsewhere. She is presently pursuing doctor of pharmacy at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, in Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

Evocation

By Sravani Singampalli

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 by us

Is a part of the soil now

In their backyard.

It hasn’t lost its shape

Just the colour has faded

And scratches have deepened.

 

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