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The Last Hour
by Sri Lal

Art: SMC.

At the last hour
of a wine crazy night

in my drumbeat heart
the love of God awoke.

I spoke no more
than what is true.

I have always loved you.

The Beloved became
all there is, and

this tiny chamber,
the night sky—

an ocean of light.

Art: SMC

Sri Lal’s creative writing has appeared in Fiction International, the New York Quarterly, Chicago Quarterly Review, Epiphany, Bangalore Review, and others. She is the author of Atma Bodha (O Books, 2012), a collection of Indian hymns in English translation. She teaches literature and creative writing in the English Department at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College.

 

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