Poetry by Sanjana Krishnan

Poetry by Sanjana Krishnan

Subzero

Poetry by Sanjana Krishnan

December storms raging my bones
Glaciers packed into my marrowed spaces

Ankles buckling like they’re standing beneath the
Weight of snow on pine trees
This frosty earth with its dipping moon
Blanketed under sculptures of glass and ice
Like my frozen veins
Waiting to be thawed out of these arctic days
Now with everything at a standstill
I exhale, weaving crystals from my breath
Forlorn, I seek warmer climates
To break free of this eternal doom
But the swallows, they only surface
When spring is in bloom
This chilly night I lie in wait so I can soar
So I can scrape the tallest pines
So I can free its branches of this binding cold
Just like I can free my veins
Of these blade-like oars

Bounty

Poetry by Sanjana Krishnan

You touch me like these silver shadows
bouncing off moonbeams
contact high
just like the Polaroid I kept
tucked away in the back pocket
of my blue jeans
knowing you’ll be safest
here between the seams
this isn’t a puppy sort of love
for you turn my world
lighting up the skies within me

<strong>Sanjana Krishnan</strong>
Sanjana Krishnan

I’m from India, but I’ve been living in Buffalo, NY for the past decade.

I’m in medical school and I’ve been writing poetry for a few years now, just slowly putting them out there. It’s great to have a creative outlet amidst all the studying and test-taking. They keep me in a good head space.

I’ve started to try and make something of my poetry now, I’ve written 106 poems to date, and one of them is published in Riza Press. I definitely plan on putting together a little book when I find a little down time. I’m also a painter and have about 10 oil on canvas pieces.

I publish all of my poems on Instagram, where you can find my account @versificationpoetry

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