At 17
by Debarshi Mitra

Walking down the road
that evening with my friend,
we traced out arcs
of neon luminescence
against the black sky,
thick physics books
under our arms, unsure
of our destinies.

IMAGE: “Night Sky” by Roger Wiek (2016)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Debarshi Mitra is a 21-year-old poet from New Delhi , India. His debut book of poems Eternal Migrant was published in May 2016 by Writers Workshop. His works have previously appeared or are forthcoming in anthologies, including Kaafiyana and in literary magazines, including Typewrite, Thumbprint, The PoetCommunity, and Leaves of Ink. He is currently enrolled in an Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER PUNE.