Divya Ramesh earned her undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently works at the University of Kansas in early childhood education research. Her poetry has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, All We Can Hold, American Chordata, and a few other publications. A love of languages, history and child advocacy drives her writing life. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A writer is the sum and extension of what she has had the privilege to read. A chance encounter, years ago, with Derek Sheffield’s “She Gathers Rocks” (The Georgia Review, 2016), inspired this poem now. Here, Divya tries to capture the stories of another kind of parent, of another kind of family—relevant and important in our present times.