War and Peace

A bird flies to its nest.
A blast of fiery sunset
explodes with the onset
of attempts at peace.

Clouds glow. The moon
screams. Singed feathers
float incarnadined by bloody
lifeless shrouds. Tamam shud.

Mitali Chakravarty founded an online site borderlessjournal.com which has published its first hard copy anthology, Monalisa No Longer Smiles: An Anthology of Writings from across the World. She has recently brought out her first collection of poetry, Flight of Angsana Oriole: Poems and has an earlier book of humorous essays on living in China where she spent eight years, In the Land of DragonsRead other articles by Mitali.