The Trail Companion
A moonless night is following
Devavani was born and raised in West
Bengal, India, coming to the U.S. ten years ago to study at
Mount Holyoke University. While an undergraduate, she
studied mangrove ecology in Belize, sparrow behavior on
Kent Island, Maine, and sea urchin development at the
University of Rochester. She is currently a graduate
student in immunology at Stanford University. In her spare
time she enjoys reading, writing poetry, cooking, and being
outdoors. She is married and lives in San Jose.
swiftly at our backs
Contorted live oaks:
We are descending switchbacks
into a canyon, learning
a song together.
I sing a fragmented line,
You sing the next; irregular
music falling away into
the dark like scraps of peel
that makes us content
with our struggling song,
the cunning trail,
the falling night.
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