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I like darknesses.
Darknesses reduce
shapes to shadows.
The let the mind

I can paint trees any
colour, give flowers
any scent.
I can put faces on
clouds, draw shapes
among the stars.

There are no boundaries,
none greater, none smaller,
all are equal in the dark.

I love the silence of
the dark, its sense of ending,
and a beginning to come.

In the dark, I am free.

Published in Poetic Prism 2015 Multilingual Anthology of Poetry, ed. E Sivanagi Reddy & Padmaja Iyengar; The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada, Vijayawada, 2015.