The mention of Mala and Kumari

Evoke such rage

Picking up clothes from off the floor

I fight off your embrace

“Not this on my Birthday!” No way!

I decide to tell you what I think

And walk out –forever-


I don’t know why I stayed

Maybe it was the way you said “don’t go”

Or maybe this was where I wanted to be

With you, today,

Or maybe I could hear you

Without you saying a word

For once, I understood

The different reasons

Why we need this


When nothing else makes sense

There is comfort

In the world we have created for ourselves- unconsciously


Sashikala Premawardhane

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