Third Eye

by Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad

you straddle the horizon
wave after wave
crashes cerulean

seahorses rise in foam
from the husked womb
of a copper sun

Venus is a disintegrating boulder
you linger
on a fluorescent cloud
musky fragrance
menacing the air

strange alchemy
your third eye throbs
yawning wide
waters part
bleeding gold
bleached indigo

you become the demigod
torching the sea
feather and bone
frayed nasturtiums
flapping wildly in the gale

[Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad is an Indian-Australian artist, poet, and pianist. She holds a Masters in English and is a member of Sydney’s North Shore Poetry Project. Her art and poetry have been widely published in both print and online literary journals and anthologies including The Eunoia Review, Bracken Magazine, Underwood Press, and Black Bough Poetry. She is a chief editor for Authora Australis. She lives and works in Sydney on the land of the Ku-ring-gai people of the Eora Nation. Find her @oormilaprahlad and]