WE TAUGHT OURSELVES TO THE UNIVERSE By Rishika Aggarwal

WE TAUGHT OURSELVES TO THE UNIVERSE

worlds fall apart in the end
that is the beginning, at least

maybe thatโ€™s why
we chose to vanish into the void

the ancient greeks, they
promised catharsis

we, we watched
named stars for flames

asked why io still strives to burst
taking universes with her

anger flames red
we wondered how fires
could coexist with ice

but then
we still beg the world for knowledge

still ask rivers
to teach us the meaning of kindness

By Rishika Aggarwal

Biography:

Rishika Aggarwal is an aspiring poet from India, currently studying for her master’s degree in English Literature. She’s been reading for as long as she can remember, and dreaming of being a writer for about as long. She’s been lucky enough to have been published in the Rising Phoenix Review. You’ll be able to find her (and more of her work) at rishwrites.tumblr.com

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