Senyru

Vandana Parashar

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nepotism

not all lotteries 

are state-run

dysfunctional family

every icicle sharper 

than the other

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Image by Lena Kudryavtseva

dinner with dad

a pinch of salt

in everything he says

sermon on death

only the oldest head 

nodding

Image by Stephen Radford
Image by Ngwako Kubu

shooting star

he casually asks if

I’m married 

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Vandana Parashar is a postgraduate in Microbiology, an educator and a haiku poet. Her haiku, senryu and tanka have been published in many national and international journals of repute and has won her many prizes and accolades. Her haiku was also shortlisted for the prestigious Touchstone Award in 2021. She is the Associate Editor of haikuKATHA and is also in the editing team of Poetry Pea. Her debut e-chapbook 'I Am' was published by Title IX Press in 2019. Her second chapbook 'Alone, I Am Not' was published by Velvet Dusk Publishing in April, 2022.