I often have a dream
of a woman in white
with yellow flowers in her hair
I think they’re daisies, or sunflowers
I don’t know for sure
she stands atop a mountain
or is it a hill? I’ve no idea
sway at her feet
she walks the edge, her arms stretched
a ballerina taking centre stage
for a final swansong
I think I know her, but I’m not sure
her eyes are the same as mine
I think, or am I mistaken?
I stand rooted
my petrified arm dying to
or myself, I don’t know.
RITA BHATTACHARJEE is a communications consultant with extensive experience in managing corporate and internal communications for companies across diverse industries, including non-profit organizations. She is the co-founder of Mission Arogya and Arogya HomeCare and has recently relocated from the US to India to channel her skills towards social entrepreneurship to increase awareness and reduce disparity in public health. She also writes poetry, some of which have been included in anthologies and published in reputed international journals, including The Copperfield Review, Contemporary Literary Review, Camel Saloon, Café Dissensus, About Place Journal, and Kitaab.