Reetica Pattanayak

Edition XVI

Faith - by Reetica Pattanayak (Photo by Ben White)Photo credit: Ben White


By Reetica Pattanayak

No hand,
No problem.
I see that girl walking by
Holding a teddy
In both her arms

No sight,
No problem.
I hear my friend,
Admiring the nature in front of him
Which he can see

No money,
No problem.
I see the father of the little boy
Buy his son new shows
As I look down; my naked feet in cold

But when nothing is left,
Faith is what I get
When the world leaves me feeling
a little more than bereft.

Edition XVII

A State of Melancholia - by Reetica Pattanayak (Photo by Ajmal Cholakkal)Photo credit: Ajmal Cholakkal

A State of Melancholia

By Reetica Pattanayak

It hits you
2:05 PM blue…
All of a sudden
and you don’t know what to do

The sun is gleaming
your thoughts; cascading
but what can you do?
To stop your mind and heart
from having this unplanned rendezvous

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