Making Up

near Naini Lake
14th June, 2018

the sky’s staircase,

a drum-skinned cloud
to my window.

Like my mother
weighing her hands
on my shoulders:

after an argument.

Calling me to her room –
but always forgetting
what for.

Trivarna Hariharan is a writer and pianist based in India. She has studied English Literature at Delhi University, and the University of Cambridge. Her poems have been published in Noble/Gas Quarterly, Entropy, Right Hand Pointing and others. She has authored a poetry collection, There Was Once A River Here (Les Editions du Zaporogue). Besides writing, she loves to cook, paint and watch the birds that visit her veranda.

See more of her work in 8.3 and 8.3 again