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Letting Go
Dissent: Volume 6 of the Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing

Letting Go

Letting Go; illustration by Kavisha Dharia
Letting Go; illustration by Kavisha Dharia
Illustration by Kavisha Dharia

Once the rain is past,
I could roll the window down
to let out your scent, your presence
that lingers here beside me
like all the bad choices I’ve made.
I could let it all out.

Beloved, wrap yourself
in a favourite shawl.
Hold yourself close.
When I am done,
I will leave you a ghost,
a thing of mist
to lurk along the road
paling under a paler sky,
waiting for the rain
to wash you away.

 
Krishnakumar Sankaran
Krishnakumar is a writer based in Mumbai. His work has been featured in nthposition, Pyrta, nether, and other online and offline magazines in the past.
Kavisha Dharia
Kavisha is a graphic designer who thinks like a fine artist. Besides communicating visually, she writes eloquently and, true to her name, rhymes often and with passion.
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