Sophia Pandeya

A flame passed long ago, still
I am singed in the absence

You opened closed doors, leaving
Me unhinged in the absence

To hoard grief is foolish
Let me binge in the absence

The moon’s drowned, lake's grieving
Mirror cringed in the absence

A flock of eyes and I
Lashed to fringe in the absence

Naz dyed forever in your love
A shroud tinged in the absence


SOPHIA PANDEYA writes, “I am an Asian-American poet. Publications include Cactus Heart, Askew Poetry, Bank Heavy Press and Spilled Ink as well as Poetry International, The Adirondack Review, The Daily O,  Lantern Journal, Convergence Journal AntiSerious and Full Of Crow. My debut  poetry collection, Peripheries, was published by Cyberhex Press in September. Naz is my takkhallus."