Varsha 2019 Issue, Poems - Soma Datta



Wind Follows Rain

By Soma Datta


With torrential rain
down-pours a curtain
over the ills
of moldering minds
intent on deception.


To see clearly the way
through wind-blown sheets
we soften our focus
and let gasps of clarity
guide us to path.


What will you do,
cleansing monsoon, to heal
your people from
globules of mud
to leave them pristine?


Great Spirit blows an
answer in cooling fire to
seal the cracks
and fissures herein;
cauterizing purity at last.


A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing program, Soma is reinvigorating her poetry and flash fiction muscles after over two decades of writing stories for businesses and brands. She intends to tell her story as a first generation Indian woman growing up between Western and Eastern cultures. 50 Word Stories published Soma’s fiction and her poetry appeared in Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu and on the Poetry Pea podcast.


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