Voyage of Self-Discovery

By Shruti Shukla

I notice a silhouette against the dimming sky 
frightened to reveal itself. 
Dazzling light makes it shrink 
in its own space, a slight stare makes it 
duck further. In one moment it seems so giant 
to be true, in another too meagre to bother. 
I ponder upon the twinkle in its sunset 
sanguine that it might someday illuminate 
its causeway to courage. It might 
someday conquer its space, avail the spark 
it has always been afraid of, and make 
that light its limelight. It might. 
In that one moment, it will 
travel its longest distance 
from it to she; I dare to dream. 

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