Secret Signature

Two poems by
Sneha Subramanian Kanta
 
Postlude
 
The creeper flows
through bricks of
a wide white wall
 
in a quiet lane
in Rue Véron.
While autumn in
 
orange leaves
arrives and spreads,
kisses under leafy
 
trees to accumulate;
in plain pastures,
the root and stem
 
of our love dances
in leaf-shapes of red,
cast by the sun.
 
le mutisme
 
twilight dew
gently touched
the soles of my feet —
like a caress,
 
(without language,
in a rhythm)
a secret signature,
of the dark soil
 
where fallen flower petals,
decompose deep inside;
mounds of which
exhale immensity.
 
 
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A GREAT scholarship awardee, Sneha Subramanian Kanta is pursuing her second postgraduate degree in literature in England. Her poem ‘At Dusk with the Gods’ won the Alfaaz (Kalaage) prize. Untold stories of refugees, writing from the margins and postcolonial literatures are causes that resonate. Her work is forthcoming in Brickplight, Dialog Journal, Madcap Review and elsewhere.
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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2015), and Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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