Issue Two: Fall 2017

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ANJALI NELSON

SUMMER IN AHMEDNAGAR

Dandelions yawn across the lawn
wide mouths sharp
green manes flutter
wild like the Lions that woke us
at dawn near grandmother’s house
in the summer,
Ahmednagar.

Not every home is so
fortunately placed; monkeys goats
buffalo peacocks and donkeys
elephants
do not visit or roam

Here we have only cats or dogs, maybe
iguana or some other Exotic.
trucks spray away
the raucous blight in spring;

Half a century and a world away
the same Sun blazes
roars.


About the Author

Anjali Bhapkar Nelson is a lifelong poet, an Indian-born US citizen, and a mother of four humans and three cats. She is intrigued by the interaction between nature and the subconscious, and the ways that the natural world shapes our desires and anxieties, and choices. She writes in both traditional and experimental formats.

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