I’ve resorted to retail therapy, To fill the gap in my heart. I stuff it with things, I stuff it with clothes, I stuff it with work, But the gap doesn’t close. And emptiness consumes, So I fill it with self love, And look within. Then the gap closes in.
An accomplished poet, Sureshika Piyasena graduated from Miranda House, University of Delhi and read for her PhD in English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has taught English Language and Literature at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka, City University of Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her areas of research interest are in Feminist theory, Comparative Literature, and Gender studies.