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Self-Portrait as a Silence

Rhheaa Mehta 

the dappled sun  


        on the black-eyed cat  

i want to be the              silence  

of the dancing dust,  

the sweet whispered space  

                                                        of a sunbeam  

meandering its way down the path.  

content in every photon,  

                            warmth in every space  

the very molecules vibrate  

with gentle  



i am the space between the molecules of a sunbeam on the dappled coat of a black-eyed cat. 

Rhheaa Mehta is an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. As a kid, she fell head over heels in love with writing and has never once looked back. This is her debut poetry publication. 

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