Woman with Kite

Woman with Kite

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  • by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Woman with Kite
  • Meadow of crabgrass, faded dandelions, querulous child-voices. She takes from her son's disgruntled hands the spool of a kite that will not fly
  • I tired!
  • I tired as well!
  • Pulls on the heavy string, ground-glass rough between her thumb and finger. Feels the kite, translucent purple square, rise in a resistant arc, flapping against the wind
  • Up, up past the puff-checked clouds, she follows it, her eyes slit-smiling at the sun... She sprints backwards, sure-footed she cannot fail connected to the air, she is flying...
  • And she laughs like a woman should never laugh.. the spool a blur between her hands, the string unraveling all the way to release it into space, her life, into its bright, weightless orbit
  • But that's my kite
  • Fin
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