“Christmas 2015” by Ujjvala Bagal Rahn

~(Tybee Beach)

Under winter’s diamond night
cross the shore of sunburnt youth.
Underneath the ocean’s roar
sighs our baby’s scattered dust.
Denting gentle sands, our girl’s
toddler feet made turtle trails
lead you through the windy chill.
Soon you’ll see us, far away
underneath the shivering moon.
Cradled in my hands, your gift
wrapped in time’s dichroic foil.

Ujjvala Bagal Rahn’s poems have appeared most recently in Möbius: The Journal of Social Change, Frogpond, and Poetry in the Air (Jan. 21, 2015, WHCJ, Savannah State University). Her micropress, Red Silk Press (poetry, science, science fiction and memoir), has supported the Savannah Spoken Word Festival, Asian Festival, and Local Author Day.

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