Saturday 1 February 2014

Flash Fiction 2014 Longlist, Priyanka Dharamsi

Only You

I wish you could see me right now.
Because only you would have noticed the changed nuances of my face.
Only you.

If you would have, you would have noticed my lips before anything else.
I would have caught you smiling naughtily on the thoughts of biting them.
Or you would have asked "You painted your lips didn't you?"
You would have noticed my smile and said, "It's nothing in comparison to the smile you gave me then. That was the widest."

You would have slowly tucked a few strands of my hair behind my ear. You would have even bent down a bit to kiss me below my right ear.

Or perhaps, you would have just noticed the extra kohl in my eyes today.
And in a closer look, realized, it's smudged.

And then noticed the dried tears on the cheeks...

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