Sunday, December 4, 2022

Love, Catalogued


What they said of love

was functional

and dyslexic.

Love got us

wrapped up

in one blanket,

sleep patterns waiting to shift.

We cried

about death –

of people not known;

of people known;

 of it happening to them all.

We went up a carousel

for a different worldview.

We felt deeply about

the world

and the words that

didn’t fit between us, sometimes.

And nothing at all some other times.

We lifted up our souls a little

and tried putting them next to each other’s.

We made furrows of hope

and buried the non-believers’ bit

deep inside them.

We wavered, splintered,

even fragmented a little.

But kept walking,

hand-made emotions resting

in the dent of our palms

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Arathi Kannan
Arathi Kannan
Arathi Kannan is a freelance content writer/curator having experience as a journalist and media manager for an NGO that works for children's rights.


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