By Abha Iyengar

I have put it all behind me
I walk,
But my thoughts break my stride.

I want to stop,
Lean against a tree
Hold on to its roughness
For comfort
And watch the leaves fall
With my grief.

I walk on
The leaves fall quietly behind me.


Abha is one of our most recent KotaPress Anthology Contest winners!!! This is just one of the pieces she'll have in our Anthology Volume 3 ebook when it is released in December 2002. You'll want to check back then to download your free copy of that Anthology ebook!


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