Swatilekha Roy

Swatilekha Roy
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Swatilekha is eighteen and is still struggling to find her "way with words." Writing, for her, is crawling into the soul and extracting only the best of gems and the worst of dirt within. She takes writing and art at a personal level and is greatly devoted towards it. She also enjoys reading, painting, taking lone walks in nature, and rain. Her "to do before I die" list includes travelling around the world in less than eighty days and going down the up escalator. "Cleaning Day" is her very first poem. She lives in West Bengal, India. Her works have been recognized by Campfire, Writing For Peace, Wordweavers, and Sweek, among others.

Today is cleaning day. After procrastinating far too long, The layer of dust has become impossible To ignore. With a vacuum cleaner, allergy mask and determination, I start with...