#NaPoWriMo Day 11: Multitudes.

Today’s challenge via napowrimo.net is a surprisingly simple but thought-provoking prompt that inspires us to write about big, big things.

I am very proud of what I could make of this prompt, and how it turned out. I hope you’ll like it, too.

And if you’re here, please also go check out my best friends’ pages, Kittu’s Modern Mixtape and Amour Infini. They’re absolutely wonderful writers and their works are mind-blowing, always.

The enormity of it strikes me
On a rather humdrum eve,
As I sit there, watching the sun die,
Perched on the rocks by the sea–
As it lies stretched out,
Infinite and vast in front of me,
Going well past the horizon
To places my eyes cannot see.

And I wonder how we contain
Multitudes and infinity,
And raging seas of emotions–
All within a fragile being,
So fleeting,
So temporary;
How can I be so many things
But still remain me?

The epiphany of it rises
As the ocean swallows the sun,
Sinking to colder depths
That still remain unknown;
I wonder if I’d ever hold
Such a depth within me,
And though I am full to bursting,
I keep my waves all reined in.

All the shipwrecks in me
Happen so quietly,
The only traces of them left
Are tracks of salt down my cheeks–
But in the morning,
When the storm has passed,
My thoughts are the clear sky,
My waters go back to peace.

The ocean is as endless
As the mind could be,
So, how can I pretend to know
How far it’ll take me?
How does one put in words
The enormity of what they hold?
There’s far too much of me
That I have yet to explore.

~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.

Featured Image by Christoffer Engström on Unsplash

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