Two Poems

Rachna Kulshrestha

inevitable

I don’t know if
I began from a drop
of protein or a blink
of love but I will
end as a lump of dirt

stains

natural gaps in her teeth hold
cigarettes, pipes, betel leaves —
stains of truth under white lies

RACHNA KULSHRESTHA is an Electrical Engineer by profession who likes to read and write while she is working on digital circuits. She is inspired by her multicultural background and her vast travel experiences. She lives in McKinney, TX, with her husband, two children and a ton of weird ideas.