I wrote my first poem when I was 6, with a purple pen that produced glitter ink. My father still has that poem taped inside his cupboard, and this memory alone pulls me to writing more.
My first poem was about the moon and stars – and while I have written several poems on more complicated topics since, I will always miss how easy it was to write about what I saw every night.
Malvika Adukia. 23. Mumbai.