When these long bony
taloned arms of the reality
clutches the dreams
of every passer-by
and crushes it
under its feet
I long for the day when the
passing through the holes of my heart
and will crochet a thick burlap
for my old age
my existence doubled up with my frailty
which I will wrap you all around me
and will sit next to
the cozy warm fireplace
air heavy with remembrance
and my wine getting intoxicated by the
time which ages gracefully
for all the moments spent with you
nestled deep within my heart.

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar, Poets Corner and contributing editor at Ariel Chart. 

Her 290+ works have been featured and upcoming in 521 Magazine #Sideshow, Oddball Magazine, KOAN( Paragon Press), Pangolin review,and many more. 

Her poetry has recently been published in the anthology "We will not be silenced" by Indie Blu(e) Publishing, "(All the Lonely People", Blank Paper Press)and upcoming in six other anthologies by US, Australian and Canadian Press. 

Her poem "Survivor" was selected by the Jersey City Writer's event "Survival is Insufficient" series as part of the BigRead event sponsored by the National Endowment of Arts. She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. 

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