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January, 2022



Tricky Terrains

Dr. Simmi Gurwara


I would like to wade through these terrains
that inspire awe and surprise,
sending warning signals at every step.
I recoil and reset my journey
making it more livable, likeable,
sparing the moons but swallowing the suns
that threaten to burn my frail fingers
as I raise from twenty feet under
to touch the elusive skies,
my shaking nerves and fading strengths
grumble, taking note of the circle that
I aspire to complete
One fine day,
One fine stroke



Dr. Simmi Gurwara is Additional Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor of English and Convener, Swami Vivekanand Chair at Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut