Rizio Raj, 28, Based in Mumbai, India, working as a content editor. Finishing Ph.D in Comparative Literature. Married


My desperate stare
way-beats a by-gone sleep
to gather the potsherds
of a broken dream.

Round ther corner,
I hear
the whimper of an alabaster dawn
I scream in labour-
as if in a shudder,
a seamless time
tear apart-

I'm left on
the other side
of womb,
called day.

I cry
to dream again.

Copyright 2000 by Rizio Raj