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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Lina Krishnan's abstract art, poetry and photography emerge from a reflective engagement with the troubling questions that surround her universe. Small Places, Open Spaces, her chapbook of nature verse, co-written with Valli Poole, was published last March. Lina lives in Bangalore, India.

Lina Krishnan


Imelda Marcos Goes Tube Hopping

Doors slam
The world recedes to a quick blur
Lines paint themselves on my mind

Inside this island
A humming hive, of reluctant propinquity
Faces look, and look away

Modular humans
Looking at little screens, like lives depend on it
I play my usual game, and look at all the shoes

My stop arrives
Daivittu, por favore, please, don't lean on the door
Before you get off

This Metro Ride