Preeth Ganapathy

The Destination I wake up before the rising sun Before the bickering of birds hits the ears Before the household comes alive And life buzzes with activity To inhale the peace and rest in the quiet I mark the route to this alcove of stillness Like an assiduous mapmaker Adding one more line To the complex map of my cluttered brain With the indelible ink of silent breath Each time my mind is muddled With the cobwebs of confusion or berated by A constant stream of to-do lists I simply follow my breath Until I reach my destination of stillness Preeth Ganapathy is from Bangalore, India. Her works have been published in a number of online magazines including Red Wolf Journal, The Short Humour Site and the Spark.