Morning Sounds

Dhwanee Goyal

Outside: the whoosh of a car horn.
Crows sing. Trot onward. A few
earthen pots, shattering. Shattered
stones and bleeding dogs. Our
clairvoyant hearts. Autumn’s newly
bleached trees, stacked on top of
each other. A bloodbath, the
curdled skies. The curdled lovers,
the siren song. Screeching forever.

Dhwanee Goyal (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old student from Maharashtra, India. An editor-in-chief of Indigo Literary Journal, her work appears or is forthcoming in Claw & Blossom, Cabinet of Heed, Kissing Dynamite, Rabid Oak and more. Her Twitter handle is @pparallell, and her micro-chapbook, Kasauli Daydreams, is out from Ghost City Press. She is an Adroit 2021 mentee, and an alumna of Iowa Young Writers’ Studio.

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