Another Life

Another Life

Were I a troglodyte,
I would live in Cappadocia
And make an eerie tuff my cave,
Paint frescoes on the vaulted roof
And from my stoop greet each sunrise.
Should hunger overtake me,
I would a resisting camel find
And ride in search of apricots and honey,
Return at sunset to my home of ash,
Gaze at Mount Erciyes with unblinking eyes
And pray to God to erode all my desires.

– Vidagdha Bennett.


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