roots and wings


gatherings, reunions

are like seminars

or, genealogy by the bars

uncomfortable truths

jarring jokes

targeting your own folks

evidence of lineage

through twisted pasts

and sparsely sketched hearts

quiet conversations

about dignity and mind

mending and stitching, to keep entwined

growing up and into

unblemished landmarks

laughter full of sparks

drinking to amends 

finding heroes again

sentiments shared, relationships explained

Reunions occur, with present minds

hearts that remember and share

stories that inspire and prepare

Letting go and letting in

together like clouds, yet aloof

Reminiscence enables a rebirth of roots


Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

One thought on “roots and wings

  1. Reminiscence enables rebirth of roots and hearts that remember and share–
    Profound thoughts indeed –expressed beutifully
    The poet in the same breath has also mentioned the trivalities like jarring jokes and driking to amends that arec indulged in such seminars and get-togethers
    This poem is brilliant kaleidoscopic version of reunions and gatherings
    Very well written congrats


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