The beach is a
miniature of the timeline
that unfurls like a classroom chart.
Roll your cycle along the shore:
history is adjacent and deep,
like the sea.
The wind, kind enough to
graze you with its eternal fingers.
to die at your feet.
Aditya Shankar is an Indian poet, flash fiction author, and translator. His work has appeared in international journals and anthologies of repute and nominated for literary awards, including Best of the Net. Books: After Seeing (2006), Party Poopers (2014), XXL (Dhauli Books, 2018). He lives in Bangalore, India.