by Nalini Priyadarshni

Beads from Peru

Back from visiting Machu Picchu
on that hot and dusty afternoon
when he gazed at rows of beautiful beads
he did not believe in predestination or
reincarnation nor karmic connections.

Each design more beautiful that the other
it took him several minutes to choose
which earrings, bracelet or necklace he wanted
and several decades to decide for whom

He does not believe in predestination or
reincarnation nor karmic connections when
he adorns the woman he has never met
but loves no less for that
with the beads he bought in Peru

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nalini priyadarshni

 

Of all the voices in Nalini’s head, at least one is a diehard romantic and makes her write copious amount to love poems. Her work has appeared at Mad Swirl, The Open Road Review, The Crescent, The Gambler, Writers& Lovers Café, Camel Saloon, Earl of Plaid, The Riveter Review and numerous other literary journals and anthologies. When she is not talking to people in her head, cooking or raising her two feisty kids, she loves to go biking and work out.

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