Firsts and Lasts

Firsts and Lasts short poem

“NO!”,

she cried,

running out

of the fitting room.

The wedding dress

lay

bleeding.

So did her womb.

Elsewhere, he took

his last breath,

lying on an

unknown street.

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Teacher. Learner. Seeker. Doer. Thinker. Dreamer. Adventurer. Risk taker. Realist. Passionate. Harmonizer. Rules bender. Chaotically creative. Constructively self destructive. Non conformist. Complicated. Trend setter. Nocturnal. Easily high on sugar. A pragmatic escapist. A brutally honest critic. hard to convince . harder to impress. Good at wearing masks. And tearing others’ masks too. Believer in the fluidity of identity. Neruda, TS Eliot, Plath and Woolf - my inspirations. Shadows. Silences. Subconscious. Perfectionist. Individualistic. Detest regimentation. Second hand books, bubbles, balloons, rain drops dancing on the windshield of a fast moving car, lakesides, seasides and mountains make me happy. So do cupcakes, wine, freebies in expensive hotels, the last page of a good book, handicrafts and the smell of grass. post-it notes define me. cleaning is therapeutic. Mathematically challenged. Milk is my drug.Stagnation petrifies me,so do snakes and spiders. Lost a friend 6 years ago. Stopped writing poetry. I imagine. I’m a survivor.
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A few words – A whole story – An amazing talent. What more can one say?! Do write and share some more, we will wait eagerly.

Chandrama Deshmukh
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Shattering!
Painful.
Reaches somewhere deep within.
(I know, my adjectives sound so lame)

Reyvrex Questor Reyes
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When the bride runs away, so much so that she is pregnant, presumably not by the groom, it is less shameful for the groom if it did not happen in the church. This also lends credence to the superstition that when the bridal gown is tried for fit, the wedding will not push through. Good take on a tragedy.

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