Till death do us part

I worry endlessly

about my children

lying stuffed into books

and musty diaries

unwilling to spoil the summer air

with their innate gloominess.

Will your hiding places be discovered?

Will you be pulled out trembling

into the bright sunlight

to be examined as evidence

for my alleged eccentricities

once I am no more a bodily barrier

between you and your nemesis?

I do not know but hope

no part of me will  be hanging around

to watch you die

None to love, none you can enthuse,

uncherished mites of an unrequited passion

my world was never right for you.

-Reena Prasad

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About Reena

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

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