This Stray Year(s)

this stray year
– icy system,
mass shit

time yet:
tame this chasm
– raise the mist,

try ham, mash
– sherry,

yes! the year may
stir my art
– ash my air,

– each ire
a tier, a raise;
my rise!

Shiksha Dheda is a South African of Indian descent. She uses writing to express her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Sometimes, she dabbles in photography, painting, and baking lopsided layered cakes. 

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