I was contacted by someone
Who lives way off in Kerala;
Whose blog I had been reading and
Whose poetry engendered awe
In me off in America
Here somewhere in the hinterlands.
To make a friend is always good;
But talent makes it own demands
I felt obliged to tell her that.
Her writing, so vibrant, alive –
A voice so brilliant and unique
Should find a place to grow and thrive –
Which she is doing, thankfully.
Reshu, my friend, may you be well:
And may your life give you the chance
To tell the tales