My Mother’s Shawl
Kriti Singh, Sarah Aldama
Piece by Kriti Singh. Image titled “Red Trail” by Sarah Aldama.
Enamoured by the sequins
On her scarlet shawl
I watch my mother as she unfolds it, keenly
And as she does
The soft kashmiri shawl rolls onto her wrist
Carelessly, like the gurgling river
Running into wherever the course takes
And now, the shimmering lush
Drapes her neck, resting on her shoulders,
Making its way, dangling, towards her waist
She smiles, I smile back.