RSVP

Rahul Misra
Mar 28, 2018 · 1 min read

Thank you for the invitation but
can I please decline? I must drag
my couch into the crippled fridge
and weep through another night.
There is a shelf suitably
miserable, where every thought
of her thuds to the ground with
the hushed squeak of a dying
egg. Leave the sun switched off please.
Order me a takeaway eclipse from
the kebab shop down the road.
I will lie here curled into a centipede on
the frosted floor next to a half-eaten
apple she left mummified in layers
of cling film. Let me stare at
the silhouette of her mouth
while you enjoy your caviar.
Memories come with a best
before date on the label and
her good night kiss will be stale
tomorrow.

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Rahul Misra

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I write mostly poetry, and some fiction. You may find an essay in my feed once in a while. Email: rahul.misra.writes@gmail.com

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