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Jun 2019
is there any poem that does
not begin or end with cuts
on the body, or talks about
a beloved who does not want
to stay even after you pouring
yourself like sunlight on her
beautiful cheekbones, or about
the night screaming at the
moon like a motherless child,
unloved.

I know a man who writes his
grief after dipping pen in his
nihilistic tears of blasphemy,
infidelity, and honey, he says
if there is a god, it wants to
see him begging, so he spits
out angry prayers, like a rebel,
but what is he fighting against,
his poems taste like lemon
flavoured candies,
unwanted.

so I have been called a leech,
but believe me, I have been
called worse – a sad poet in
despair, a lifeless loser who
reads four books a month,
and to me, a reader, your poetry
is garbage, as are your emotions,
but what do I know, I am just
a writer who has not written
anything worthy of reading in
almost a year, but I have written
at least a hundred sad poems,
for a boy,
unashamed.
Simra Sadaf
Written by
Simra Sadaf  22/F/India
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