if I could make time quiet
by Deepali Gupta

If I could make time crawl into small steps or if I could stop the time for once. A question a feeling of loss drips down every night and dawn if time crawled right here and right now. It would slow down our demons, thoughts, and so much work.
Becoming a poem, picking up our little pieces and rebirthing.
Letting go of the darkness that resides within which consumes us nevertheless, holding on to everything that helps us live through.
Sitting down and appreciating life and its blessings of what life has given.
Sipping the morning coffee and feel every sip, gulping every aroma.
Beautify, resilient up.
I would hear nature, dance along the rhythm. Listen to songs and enjoy this.
I would become the moment I always wanted to be. Soak in it. Think of only growing, learning.
I would come into countenance of every single emotion I put in the “I don’t want to focus on this” just because I did not want to break down and ruin my schedule.
Feel it. Feel it. Relive it. Relieve it. And then learn to feel again like a child. Be the lilac sky.

IMAGE: “Sunset at Giverny” by Claude Monet (1886).


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deepali Gupta is a medical student from Mumbai, India. She believes words can heal or break you. You can find more of her work on instagram at ofachesandhealing .She loves to stargaze, sing, read, and have deep talks. Most of her poem is based on her observations in her surroundings. She has been published in anthologies and magazines.

AUTHOR’S PHOTO CAPTION: Taken at home months back– trying to live amidst chaos, something that the world is trying to make me, and something that I am. Trying not to dull my soul.