Even when nothing was And dark ruled the universe Sinister skies lay as open fields And only eerie silence reigned Still was witnessed by one thing That of all eras can with agility sing It and alone itself will always stay Even after last creation will decay It is a force that can tame conceits And smash crowns to dirt at its feet Fathom complex illusions of beauty It preys on smugness slowly softly Is no less godly than the mighty sun That maverick is time and time alone That breathed prior the stars shone Is unforgiving and never waits; Impeccable justice it abets And collects mortals just like- After play, a child gathers his toys
About the Author:
A writer and an artist, Ankita Sharma resides in India. She has authored five titles. Her poems and stories have been published in various anthologies and lit mags including 3moonmag, BRAG, Versification, Green Ink Poetry, Sunnyg (radio show), and others. Her artworks have appeared on the cover pages of a few Indian and international books. Her latest book is ‘One Day in the life of Javed Khan’, published by Ukiyoto Publishing, Canada, and was released in November 2021.
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This piece is part of Issue Two: CHRONOS. Read more like it here.