Disproportionate shiny transparent desires- 

splattered across the emotionless night sky, 

dance to the rhythm of oblivious flights of fancy.


Glimmering with the dew of morrow, 

unbeknownst to the possible doom, 

they bring promise of good luck and hope. 


Gentle symbols, harmless beings;

they turn into warriors at the smell of the first

welcomed drop of summer rain.



Shiksha Dheda uses poetry(mostly) to express her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Mostly, however, she writes in the hopes that someday, someone will see her as she is; an incomplete poem. Sometimes, she dabbles in photography, painting, and baking lopsided layered cakes. Her work has been featured (on/forthcoming) in Off Menu Press, The Daily Drunk, The Kalahari Review, Brave Voices, Anti-heroin Chic, Versification, and elsewhere.Twitter: @ShikshaWrites