Menkah \ Monsoon 2015
How do you mourn for a person who
ceased to exist without dying?
Oh sure, we still lock eyes and laugh
we will even smoke cigarettes together, imitate
the people we hate, surely the surest
way to someone’s heart?
But there are the things we don’t say;
and a slow despair starts building
the moment your feet touch mine
and you apologize, instead of lingering.
Menkah just completed her postgraduate degree in English Literature from Delhi University. More than that would just be guessing. This is her first publication.