Solo short poem

Alone he roams
across skies, over coasts
of gold that glint a steely silver
as a crescent moon gleams near

He hears the crash of waves
on rocks that corrode and cry
High rocks that formed before he was born
the lone bird on the shore at dawn

At dusk just before the sun sets
he pierces the waters to catch the fish
that swim close to the sand
They swish and swim, unaware of perils
like the lone bird who flies alone

Where he goes we will never know
Over lands and shores beyond and so
lonely he is, isolation he seeks
that bird on the shores of the Maldives.

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An Indian national, Sushi works as a teacher in Singapore. She dabbles in fiction frequently and one of her short stories appeared in "From the Depths" -- a literary journal published by Haunted Waters Press, USA. Her travel essay on Maldives was recently published in Jaggery, a literature journal that promotes South Asian writers.
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Enjoyed reading your work. Your ability to create imagery with your descriptive language was excellent.

Geetha Paniker

Beautiful imagery.

Swathi Rao

Liked the flow of this poem.. Life happens…