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Poetry • New Writing Vol. 3

Mother

Mother, illustration by Tara Isha

I take you
like a paper doll
and crumple you
because I find that
the noise you make
drowns out the real sound
of your bones ageing
and you fading.

Shruti Rao
Shruti is a 24-year-old literature postgraduate from Jawaharlal Nehru University. By day she’s an editor at a children’s publishing house and a word-ninja by night. Her favourite movie is Jaani Dushman—Sonu Nigam had her at his red spandex pants and she hasn’t felt love like that ever since.
Tara Isha
Tara is an aspiring artist/illustrator from New Delhi. She’s not good at much else. Literature and sporadic post-hardcore obsessions keep her doodling.

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  • Aditya Mani Jha

    Lovely.

  • Shruti

    Thank you Aditya! :)

  • Karan

    Brilliant. As per usual.

  • fading lady

    amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • armaankapur

    Subtle and fantastic. (y)

  • Shruti

    Thank you! :)

  • Sriti

    Brilliant Shruti. It evokes and I can relate:)

  • Vermilion

    That was brutally honest.

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