Mirage – Megha Sood

I’m almost there

dragging my feet

pushing myself to the limit

almost running out of breath

breathless and panting


I’m almost there

I can see the  finish line

my heart beating still

pulling myself with all my strength

and still not losing the grin


I’m almost there

pushing my boundaries

and testing my limits

saying a prayer under my breath

and I’m still kicking


I’m almost there

I have surpassed all the pain and hunger

nothing can break my resolve anymore

Nobody can put a stop to it

when I’m on a roll


I am almost there

as I can see the hint of the light

still twinkling and still fading at times

Hoping to make it

and hoping to reach on time


I’m almost there

I’m almost at the finish line

not knowing that

the mirage always has a way to shine.



First Published in the Visual Verse Vol5 Chapter 3

Photo by Fredrick Kearney Jr on Unsplash

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor at Ariel Chart and Mookychick. Over 350+ works in journals including FIVE:2: ONE, KOAN, Kissing Dynamite, Dime show review, etc. and works featured in 38 other print anthologies by the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian Press. Two-time State-level winner of the NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019. National level Poetry Finalist in Poetry Matters Prize 2019, Shortlisted in Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019 and in Adelaide Literary Awards 2019. Works selected numerous times in Jersey City Genre Nights and Department of Cultural Affairs. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.

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