Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Poetry 2014 Longlist, Ritu Goyal Harish

SUDDENLY

Suddenly
the other side of the bed
felt empty
Your slanted body
arm tucked under your head
the quilt wrapped around your torso
When I opened my eyes
that was the sight
I'd expected to see
I reached out
but the sheet was cold
the pillows in place
Don't know yet
if it's you I miss
or miss "us"
the way we used to be
Suddenly
the other side of the bed
felt empty

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