His eyes a maze, bloodshot capillaries
tributaries etched into
a vintage globe, compressed upon
an ocean of guidepost-nightmares

His family now mere marginalia
upon greasy creased papers, bodies
letter-pressed into torn parchment treasure
maps lost to the archive for posterity

His mind imprinted, moving picture
film-reel recordings of a final journey,
amygdala transfixed as slow-motion affidavits
played back to nowhere

Archana Sridhar

Archana Sridhar is a university administrator and poet living in Toronto. Archana's work focuses on themes of race, meditation, and trauma. Her work has been featured in The Brown Orient, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The /tƐmz/ Review and elsewhere.