Harshita Das

Abstract


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Harshita Das

Abstract


Dangerous Beauty

Dangerous Beauty

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Snow spreads a blanket over the city

A sheet of ice, spread across roofs

The crystals forming stalagmites

And white covers streets and roads


From afar, I see a dreamlike meadow

For snow filters my vision of black

Its elegance erases impurity


Yet when I go to touch it

My hand burns with the cold

It bites my face and pinches my legs

It shows the bitterness present in its beauty



The peak of the mountain is bathed in light

Green plagues the rocky terrain

Distance makes it seem pleasant

Its steep slopes are shrouded in unwavering beauty

The vines and flowers create an illusion in the mind


For if you go closer you'll see

The thorns and poison veiling the ground

You'll feel the red, as you touch the sharp, jagged rocks

The wild uncontrolled waterfalls, which looked like gentle streams

The bug's gifts, as they sting your skin

The wild viscous animals to welcome you

And the heights above which you stand



The ocean stretches beyond the horizon

Wide, and full of opportunities

The Sun glitters on the surface

It spreads out infinitely


But as I put a foot inside

I feel the merciless cold engulf my body

Waves try to push me back

Yet I ascend to touch the heart

To swim to the depths of my dreams

Salt stings and blinds my eye

As air abandons my lungs

Drown



The sunrise emits an orange glow

Greets us warmly

Streaks and stripes of yellow dominate the sky

As the Sun comes out shyly from underneath the horizon

Sending rays of hope

Shining brightly, like a goal to motivate


Yet as afternoon comes

It drops its fake façade

If you try to cross the limit

If you get too close

Or even look at the bright ball

You'll ultimately burn


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