does my world scatter
and sprout possibilities
every time I take a step?

I choose a sapling –
it flourishes and flowers,
pollinates and I pluck

we tumble through
the cycles selecting
seed after seed

I’m trapped in the circle
leading from germination to

always thinking of
those tulips I didn’t plant;
the seasonal arrival of azaleas, dahlias;
the chrysanthemums I will always wait for

and how this soil has seen so much
and is always thirsty for more



Vankshita Mishra is a filmmaker and writer. After completing her BSc. in Natural Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) from Durham University in 2020 she has been making films, writing poetry and establishing the online magazine KUJA. She hopes to make her work inter-disciplinary by blurring boundaries between subjects, arts forms and cultures.