SKIN

Pratheesh Ramachandran

Pratheesh is a bilingual poet and artist. He has published three poetry collections in Malayalam language. His poetry installations recently featured in GUFTUGU. His poems have been appeared in Glasgow Review of books, Ink Sweat and Tears, Raum, The Bombay Review, Peeking Cat Poetry and Losslit. He Lives and works in Kerala.

Stone gathered from
Strange rivers

As I moved my fingertips
On its bare skin
It moulted
And spewed  up incense of
My grandmothers and mountains

Sleeping beside my pillow
It began chanting in ancient
Accent of water