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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014


Padmini Krishnan

Missed Hours

Lunch hour is over. It is a bad day, as there are heaps of incomplete files and angry clients waiting. "I would have done it the other way" is their constant refrain. Lunch break over, I am reluctant to return to work. I go to my secret place in the loft, hoping nobody finds me. The room is dark, spacious and smells of old unread books. I sit on the floor, near the wall, contemplating Dreamweaver, a technical course. The alluring aroma of petrol lures me to sleep. I wake up and it is 7 in the evening. I can hear footsteps from afar.

new moon—
in vanishing embers
sparks of life



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