You Have Forgotten by Avantika Singhal

There was a time when we
tattled about life’s trifles
and patriarchal tribulations
over scones and coffee.
Did you forget that time?
Of course, you did. Because,
now when I see you, you look
like a petal that has been run
over thrice by the hooves of a maniacal
horse, like a sky that has been
railroaded by one too many
dark, dominating clouds, like
wounds that long for
Platelets to be their salvation.
Gossiping about this world
seems so long ago because
it was so long ago. Long before
your husband inundated you
with bouts of humiliation and
flung your favorite comb out
on the sidewalk.

 

Avantika Singhal
Avantika Singhal is a 19-year-old poetess living in Jaipur, India. Over the course of her short writing career, she has managed to get her poetry published in various respected literary magazines, such as Writer's Asylum, Red Fez, Textploit, Jabberwock Online, The Indian Review, Spillwords, Emerald Hues Anthology, Hall Of Poets-Valentine Anthology, and Our Poetry Archive, etc. She aspires to make a positive impact on the masses with her writing. Further, she has contributed her literary creations to a bedtime storybook named Tales by Teens, online platforms like Half Baked Beans, MUNation, and The Fable Diaries.

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