… These ideas are not truths
And in this world of duality
We are the youths -
We choose our own reality.
Krisha Anant understands the world can be both wonderful and cruel, and that her reactions to events have the power to help shape her identity.
In her first collection of poems, Krisha explores various themes and experiences that have impacted her coming-of-age journey while inviting others to look deep within to explore their own responses. Her reflections touch on the wishes that seem stuck in the realm of fantasy and the hopes she hears call in her soul, the memories that remain within the pockets of an old, red coat, the words that are better left unsaid, and a man who lives in 403B.
Duality shares poems that reflect on the darkness and beauty in learning to accept ourselves and the choices that each one of us must make as a part of growing up.