Chumki Sharma is a poet from Calcutta, India. Her poems have been published in several leading journals across the world including "The Shot Glass Journal" and "The Fib Review." Her collection of poetry "Shape of Emptiness" was published from the Vine Leaves Press in Australia in September 2017.
"You need to be more open" he says,
I take his advice to heart, shed layers
and grow by leaps and bounds. I reveal
more than I expect. But forgive my
regression today, as I fritter
around the house in the Cocoon of
this old silk, it is the cold East wind
from a dying winter you see.
Don't worry, I foresee a warm spring
once this wind has come and gone.
Who knows, I may even wear a
swimsuit come summer.
A spider hangs on to her web