Expanse- Aakriti Kuntal

Aakriti Expanse
Sky devolves,
loose cloth,
parchment of coarse light
shifting through time
The skinny arm
of peacock trees,
goes round and round
collapsing like a skeleton
over rescued breath
Exhaling
a cold blue mist
over flakes of leftover fingers
I watch my body, hanging
Like a dusty day
over horizons
And for a minute there
I believe

that my arms are as wide as light

Poem and photograph by Aakriti Kuntal


Aakriti, aged 25, is a poetess from India. She writes because for her it is the most beautiful way to endure life. Aakriti writes for the Writings of Aakriti Kuntal, and her work has been published in 1947 Literary Journal, Duane’s PoeTree blog, Tuck Magazine and Indian Periodical among others. She won the Reuel International Prize 2017 for upcoming poet.

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