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Mother's Legacy by Preeti Vangani

Art by Saloni Dhawan

Ash in newspaper packets

Bob cut wig of horse hair

Daily dose of chants (self-written)

Emergency contacts thrice-folded in vanity box

Flowers, once alive

Food is Medicine Vol. 8.1

Four ill-fitting kurtas

Glass bodied Lakshmi, goddess of wealth

Grocery list on a dusty post it

Half an aspirin

Head scarf with neon marijuana leaves

Mattress depression

No footprints

Plastic Ganesh, god of good beginnings

Prayer/SOS bell

Prescription glasses from 1988 on TV set

Sandals (3 pairs)

Shhh shh shh

Six crisp handkerchiefs

Steel glass (trace of wheatgrass juice and dish soap)

Temple of missed connections

V.V. hot sauce recipe in shorthand

Where winter met spring

Read Preeti's evocative poetry here and follow Saloni's art here.


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