A Good Deal I don't like empty vases populating my tiny house but after uploading my listing of the car I came across a blue Ming vase. Not with its usual angry dragons or homes that don’t tell a story but lotus buds in white over a base of soft cobalt and meandering leafy stems interspersed with occasional ears of millet between bands of upright and pendent trefoils, covered overall in a thick unctuous glaze. I was sold. I sent an offer which was accepted in eleven minutes and I found myself in the car driving the sixteen miles. It came with a spider who didn't respect vases.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Sunayna Pal happily resides in Maryland with her husband, children, plants, and an invincible goldfish. Holding degrees from XLRI and Annamalai University, Sunayna’s poetry is published extensively in international journals and anthologies, and she enjoys working as the Director of The Poetry Academy. She is also devoted to the practice of Heartfulness meditation. Find more on her at sunaynapal.com.
Image: “ALONE LOTUS” from Sanjibkrbasak under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.