what are we but interstellar dust collecting and dispersing in a breath, like particles of time building, accelerating, multiplying, then dividing. what are we but powdered ash washing over grey generations, spinning over everything and nothing, over and again.
| take a fistful of powdered time | | add salted tears | | knead well until picture forms | | frame for social media | | freeze or bake for fifteen seconds of fame before deep frying | | consume while fresh | | enjoy the memory of unedited moments while tasting calorific algorithms | | if sauce is desired allow an opinion to decompose | | this recipe has been handed down generations of influencers | | if masala is desired add filter | | as per taste |
Suchita Parikh-Mundul is a freelance writer, copy editor, and poet. She has worked with magazines and websites. Her poetry has appeared in Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, and online literary magazines like Muse India, Hakara, The Quiver Review, Plato’s Caves Online, Visual Verse, Yugest Quest Review and Life and Legends. Her work has also been included in international anthologies. A collection of poems, Liquid Apnea, was published in 2005. Her poems won a local poetry tournament in 2019. She was also a runner-up in a national poetry contest in 2020.