Shiksha Dheda

beautifully bold
stemming from strength
thick from the root
dark inside
bright outside
attention seeking
happy in solitude
unbearable in groups

Shiksha Dheda is a South African of Indian descent. She uses poetry (mostly) to express her internal and external struggles and journeys, inclusive of her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Mostly, however, she writes in the hope that someday, someone will see her as she is: an incomplete poem. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Visual Verse, The Kalahari Review, Brave Voices, Glitchwords, Versification, Resurrections Magazine, and others.