The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

Poetry and Art by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

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The Girl in the Apartment Below

As the train whistled past the lonely road,
She stood still.
The stale neon lights illumined
the plastic smile on her lips.
Her burdened shoulder drooped.
Yet, she waved.
She was all but ten.

I got a glimpse of her sorrow beneath,
I blinked, and she was gone.
Why didn’t I share my journey with her?
She was all but ten.

          –Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

The Mind is a Clean Canvas; Oil on Canvas; 24 x 36 in; painting by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

 


Srividya Kannan Ramachandran is an artist based in New York, NY. She was born in Pondicherry, India and has lived and worked in 14 cities. Her creative process serves as a personalized psychological therapeutic. She concentrates on the abstract, which by its very nature has to be appreciated by our silent subconscious. Poetry is a way for her to capture epiphanies. When not pursuing art, she works as a data scientist. Her art and writing can be found on http://sriphoto.com

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