Tag

A poem

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
Apr 19, 2020 · 2 min read

Often,
through gurgles and splashes,
I hear the pebbles whisper —
I see a fish,
its streamlined body
with the same hues
of my to-forget list.

It is quite the swashbuckler,
flipping against the currents,
relentlessly.

My dreams remain in between
the murmuring pebbles.

I tag a few memories
of trials and fulfillment
to the cone of my heart,
and some naivete
to my ever-growing book
of life-lessons.

There are also some I love —
the tags hanging
from my new masks and skins,
with instructions for care
and mentioning their pricelessness.

And the tag swinging
from the wrapped presents
that arrived in the past
but were put off to be opened
for a future date.

***
He tagged me in a life event —
we have a bundle of dreams
toddling around now.

They tagged me in another life event —
I have thrown mortar-boards,
cheered along with everybody,
while still bleeding from childbirth.

My fingers tag my heart,
but they end up in a tug-of-war —
my heart wins, my fingers follow suit...

© Sana Rose 2020
Written on April 20th, 2016

Sana Rose is an award-nominated novelist, poet, physician, counseling professional, freelance writer and mom. She is based out of Kerala, India. Her debut novel Sandcastles was shortlisted for ARL Literary Awards 2018 for Best Author soon after publication.

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