13 Jun

by Mani G. Iyer

On drives, long and lazy
as is wont of her
she reveals in color,
the moving panorama.
In autumn, her palette flows
with shimmering yellows,
fiery reds, mesmerizing maroons,
reluctant greens and soothing oranges.
And come spring and summer
it is the spectrum of vibrant greens
with the rare rainbow resplendent
enough to enthrall for many a moment.
On this bright wintry day
I brace myself for the pale grey,
the near nakedness, a lusty yellow
brazenly stripping stubborn whites.
Instead, she said—
in a metallic red, two braided blacks
billowing blues from slender whites
delicately dangling out of pastel pinks.

Mani G. Iyer was born and raised in Bombay, India and has lived in the United States since 1985.  He is deaf-blind due to Usher Syndrome.  He became deaf by the age of 4, night-blind by the age of 12, and now has very little usable vision.  Writing has always been a passion for Mani and has done a writing fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center.  He has also just started a writing group called “The Good Word.”


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