Whites afloat with momentous ballet moves. Screeching sounds of freedom songs. Salty wings frolic into a magical loop. Ordinary, alone I look and walk along. With life force seagulls chase those freckled waves. Under a lusty sky, watched by anticipating windows. Time settles at the bay, and I poke at worms crawling into graves. Sea shells laugh at the modest web-footed flamingo. Gazing intimately at the motions of these birds of grace nudges me to,
empty my heart
to the rage in my veins
stinging open wounds
Seagulls are exquisite and bring home truths. Dreaming of them rinses every damp tear. Each crumb of heart settles into a silent truce. Soaring wings destined to be in dreams elsewhere, another time.
seagulls fly from chaos
tracing conversations with
crumbs of stillness
Kashiana Singh, 51, is a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. Kashiana’s TEDx talk was dedicated to the topic - Work as Worship. Kashiana used her fascination for writing and teaching as life hacks to find the hidden moments of worship in daily tasks, chores, and duties. Her poetry collection, Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words is written as a participant and an observer. She dips into very vulnerable and personal contexts but also explores the shifting tectonic plates of the world around her. She is from India, now lives in Chicago and bridges the miles by regularly etching her thoughts on her wordpress poetry blog – kashiana.