No time for poetry
The big lineup
in front of the food tanker
holds a paper plate in her right hand
drags a child with the left
the loudest crowd ever
to get meals to their children
there I saw myself
fragmented into thousands of humans
and my soul in silence
looking for an answer
Photo credit goes to Dr. Archana Pokharel
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Sharmila Pokharel is a bilingual poet from the Himalayan country Nepal. She has published two collections of poetry in her native language. She immigrated to Canada in 2010.
Her third book was a bilingual poetry collection My Country in a Foreign Land, co-translated by Alice Major. She is a co-author of Somnio: The Way We See It, a poetry and art book published in 2015.
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