POETRY | GRIEF | MOTHERHOOD

The Reminiscent

After losing a child

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
May 3, 2020 · 2 min read

The earth swallowed you,
and all I could do was watch.
You drowned, so did I,
in my own incapability.

Once when you came to my doorstep,
I saw my horizons dip
and I turned away;
would you be coming again?

The sun rays are cathartic
in a way best left unexplained.
The moon exploded in my eyes
that blood-flooded night.

And yet, I didn't have a choice;
or, did I?

I try to bury the memories of
the familiar rhythm
as my body longs to sleep.

And all I can muster again is you...

You, who left without complaining.
You, who took the sails down
even before the storm came in.
You, who knew you were not to be.

I whimper into the night often,
for that's all I can ever do
about you.

The eternal lump in my throat,
I might take to my grave...

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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Sana Rose

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Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

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Sana Rose

Written by

Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

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Storymaker is a publication dedicated to creativity, art, life and work. If you are a creative soul and seek a place to share your short stories, poetry, art, design or your creative process with fellow creatives then consider this your place.

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