Inside the Invisible

By Priyanka Sacheti 

The steps ending in the sky,

an unwrapped banana leaf manuscript

awaiting to be read.

There are roses blooming too,

fat red pink paint clouds:

you can’t see them

but they are very there.

A cat ghost sits on the steps,

licking its whiskers in

the butter sun.

You can hear her mewling

long after the sun sets,

the air scented with

sun-warmed rose

and the tired earth.

The newly risen moon 

sees everything

and nothing.

We mortals

only see 

what we 

need to.

Priyanka Sacheti is a writer based in Bangalore, India. Priyanka previously lived in Sultanate of Oman, United Kingdom, and United States. She has been published in numerous publications with a special focus on art, gender, diaspora, and identity and is presently an editor at Mashallah News. Her literary work has appeared in The Cabinet of Heed, Popshot,The Brown Orient, Barren, Berfrois, The Lunchticket, and Jaggery Lit. She’s currently working on a poetry collection. An avid phone-photographer, she explores the intersection of her writing and photography at Instagram: @antalasofallthatisee. She tweets @priyankasacheti1.

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