This winding street
in front of my lonely house reminds
me of the winding noose which went
around his neck and
did not spare him.
Like a sparrow with a broken neck,
he stopped chirping.
That winding black track
ends in the front of my house.
Is that a sign?
Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing member at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar and contributing poetry editor at Ariel Chart. Her 300+ works have been featured in Adelaide, Fourth and Sycamore, Foliate Oak, KOAN, Visitant Lit, Quail Bell, Dime show review, Nightingale and Sparrow, etc. Works featured/upcoming in 20 other anthologies by the US, Australian and Canadian Press. Two-time state level winner of the NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019. National level poetry finalist in Poetry Matters Prize 2019. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/