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-         Neelam Saxena (India)


The thunder in the atmosphere,

Comes like a tremor with unusually high

Mark on the Richter scale,

Strikes me hard.


I break into splinters.


Then He, like a master craftsman,

Binds me with a golden powder gently.


I glow with a miraculous aura.


The tremor has subsided.


Tremors shall keep coming,

Till she’s unwell.

I have to learn the art of Kintsugi,

To hold me with resilience and more shine,

Every time


          The tremor strikes.


After all, I am beautiful!

And the daughter of someone more beautiful-

My mom!